National Recognition for our Anaesthesia Team
A project led by our Anaesthetic
team has received nationwide recognition at this year's Quality in
Care Awards. 'Personalised Patient Experience Tracker: innovative
use of patient experience to enhance postoperative recovery of
gynae-oncology patients after surgery' was judged to be
the winning entry in this year's Quality in Care
(QiC), Excellence in Oncology Awards. Judges said that
the project demonstrated "an impressive multi-disciplinary team
approach, and a well though-out initiative demonstrating
significant improvements in peri-operative care".
The team led by Dr Sujesh Bansal,
Consultant Anaesthetist, tracked individual patients'
experiences during whole of their in-patient stay by an
innovative use of hand-held 'patient experience tracker', which
reviews existing obstacles to timely discharge of gynae-oncology
surgical patients. Dr Sujesh Bansal, Dr Catherine Holland
(Consultant Gynaecologist) and Oliver Radford (Directorate Manager
- Anaesthetics) attended the award ceremony held in London on
Tuesday 10th December.
Other members of the team included Tanviha Quraishi (Anaesthetic
Research Assistant), Eve Koutidou (Patient Experience & Quality
Team) and Jaclyn Arkwright (Programme Manager, SMH). The team also
thanked Dr Dan Conway (Consultant Anaesthetist), Trust ERAS Nurses
and many other multi-disciplinary colleagues who supported this
project, which ensures the best peri-operative patient centred care
is delivered for our patients.