Wellbeing has been a central and guiding principle to our entire Trust and this commitment has produced amazing benefits for our team and our patients. A wellbeing programme for teams includes flexible working arrangements, access to financial support, a purpose-built Wellbeing Room and lots of initiatives to support with the cost of living. All of these programmes impact on our colleague’s experience at work and add to a positive culture with wellbeing at it’s heart.
A staggering 1067 entries have been received for the HSJ Awards 2022, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 162 organisations). The high volume - and exceptional quality – of applications is once again reflecting the breadth of innovation and care within the UK’s healthcare networks.
Sharon Malhi, Chief People Officer at The ROH, said:
“This really is wonderful news - the fact we’ve been shortlisted in the wellbeing category for our commitment to being ‘the Wellbeing Hospital’ in the HSJ Awards is testament to our amazingly hard working and deserving teams.”
Jo Williams, Chief Executive at The ROH, said:
“Our staff always go above and beyond to improve patient outcomes and quality of service and care. Being shortlisted at the HSJ Awards really allows us to share our success and learnings with other Trusts. We hope we might even inspire colleagues across the UK to pursue and put their ideas and innovations into practice too! A huge well done to the teams who have worked so hard to implement and ensure the success of our wellbeing initiatives at ROH.”
Now in its 42nd year, the HSJ Awards continue to provide an opportunity to shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the sector deliver on a daily basis.
Following a thorough judging process, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (November 17th). Despite the tough competition, we really did stand out as a ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist. At this first stage of judging, the shortlist was based on ambition; outcome; value; involvement & working together and crucially, how the project might be “picked up” and replicated elsewhere for the benefit of both patients and professional colleagues.
The judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including; Sarah-Jane Marsh (Chief Executive, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT); David Probert (Chief Executive, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust); Dr Bola Owolabi (Director Health Inequalities, NHS England and NHS Improvement); Eugine Yafele (Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust); Tracy Allen (Chief Executive Officer, Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust)
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds;
“On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate The ROH on being shortlisted as a finalist in the Wellbeing category. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice!
“Year on year the number of entrants continue to rise which I find so encouraging and is testament to the effect that HSJ Awards can have on improved staff culture and morale.
“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in November, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service. But we never forget that the award ceremony is not just a celebration within a night, but a platform to recognise the hard work of all our NHS staff, all year round.”
The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 17th 2022.