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RMCH team wins Nursing Times Award for Child and Adolescent Services

Nursing Times Awards

Congratulations to the staff on Ward 76 and Critical Care at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital who were presented with the Nursing Times Award 2014 for Child and Adolescent Services last week.

The prestigious award is for their work associated with children and families living with autism.Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them and occurs in at least 1% of all children.

Members of the multi professional team at RMCH have worked collaboratively to increase awareness and to identify service users with autism at an early stage. This has led to creating a person-centred assessment tool used routinely to make reasonable adjustments to care pathways based on specific needs resulting in improved access and equality of care provision.

"I am delighted that we have won this award," said RMCH Divisional Director Sue Lunt. "It is a true testament to the hard work that the team on Ward 76 have put in for this group of patients."