2017 Patient Safety Awards: Finalist
24 March 2017

2017 Patient Safety Awards: Finalist

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is delighted to announce that it has been named as a finalists for a prestigious national patient safety award.  

SCFT has been nominated for a Health Service Journal Patient Safety Award 2017 for our success in reducing pressure damage in local communities. This is an area we have been hugely focussed on with some fantastic results thanks to the hard work, dedication and skill of our clinical teams.

Last year we reduced the number of pressure damage incidents in our organisation by 49% by dramatically increasing the number of risk assessments we undertook with patients and by making sure that all at-risk patients had an individual prevention plan.    

We want to thank all our team members who have played a part in reducing pressure damage which is having such a positive impact on the safety of our the patients in our care.

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You can find out more by reading our 2015/16 Quality Account.