Our recent successes
Hospitals shortlisted for national awards
The Lincolnshire Clinical Research Facility (LCRF), and our new complaints service were both recognised for their achievements by the Patient Experience Network National Awards.
This follows major developments in clinical research, with the number of clinical trials multiplying from 12 in 2004 to more than 200 in 2014. The Trust’s new See It My Way complaint s process was shortlisted as a finalist in the Communicating Effectively with Patients and Families category for the way the Trust has embraced learning from complaints and concerns from patients.
Lincolnshire community midwife named best in the UK
Karen Swan, a community midwife based in Sleaford, was recognised for her dedication and hard work at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards for 2015, winning national Midwife of the Year.
MBE for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust paediatrician
A respected Lincolnshire hospital consultant was recognised for her achievements in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Consultant paediatrician Dr Margaret Crawford, who works at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston was made an MBE to recognise her services to child protection. Dr Crawford has worked at the hospital since 1983 and her work in child protection has improved the lives of many children in the county. She also has a national reputation in the field.
Boston hip fracture service best in the country
The innovative way in which hip fractures are managed at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston has come out on top for the second year running. The information published in the 2014 annual report of the National Hip Fracture Database has revealed that compared to 182 hospitals, Pilgrim is top for ensuring that patients are operated on quickly. This has a major impact on patients’ ability to make a full recovery. Pilgrim was also the number one hospital in the country for achieving best practice criteria in the National Hip Fracture Database report in 2013.
Lincolnshire Heart Centre exceeds national targets in first year
A 24/7 specialist heart service at Lincoln County Hospital is providing gold standard treatment to people suffering a heart attack in Lincolnshire. In its first year, it achieved fantastic successes and exceeded all national targets. The Heart Centre is a great asset for the whole of Lincolnshire. When a patient has a heart attack, wherever they live in the county, the patient is transferred to Lincoln County Hospital by ambulance where ambulance staff have direct access to the centre without patients having to go to A&E first.