Hospital unit in line for two top awards

Nurses at Spiral Health are award finalists

Nurses at Spiral Health are award finalists

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A patient care initiative run by nurses at a Blackpool hospital unit has been recognised by judges of two national healthcare awards.

Spiral Health, the nurse-led rehabilitation unit at Bispham, has beaten hundreds of entrants from across the country to reach the shortlist of both the Care of Older People category for the Nursing Times Awards and the Compassionate Patient Care category of the Health Service Journal Awards.

It has been noticed by judges for its patient-centred approach, which sees each patient given personal profiles so staff get to know and understand them, medical planning meetings involving the patient and follow-up calls once the patient has been discharged.

Spiral Health, managing director Tracey Bush, said: “I am delighted our staff have made the finals of not one, but two prestigious award schemes. Everyone has worked really hard to ensure that Bispham hospital is a shining beacon for patient care in Blackpool and the North West and this is tremendous recognition of their commitment and success.”

Final judging for the awards is currently taking place, and the winners will be announced during 
ceremonies to be held in London later this month and in November.

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