East Riding Partnership shortlisted for HSJ Patient Safety Award in Maternity and Midwifery Initiative of the Year

We are delighted that the East Riding Partnership Service delivered in partnership with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted for the Maternity and Midwifery Initiative of the Year award at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards. This award recognises the outstanding contribution that the team are making, following one of the most challenging years in health and social care.

The project submitted was one focused on the East Riding Partnership (ERP), a community addictions service that has been involved in the care and support of pregnant patients for many years.

ERP has been shortlisted despite the tough competition from hundreds of applicants and the team believe this success is based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that their approach has had on patient and staff experiences within the healthcare sector. 

The service provides holistic, multi-disciplinary support for people who have substance use disorders. Pregnant patients within an addiction service add a greater degree of complexity and the welfare of both mother and baby needs to be addressed. Enhancement of the care pathway by strengthening a multi-professional, multi-organisational planned approach was developed.

Andy Partington, Service Manager for East Riding Partnership, said:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Maternity and Midwifery Initiative of the Year, recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our staff members over the last 12 months to successfully develop this collaborative approach to care.”

Dr Soraya Mayet, Consultant Psychiatrist – Addictions, added:

”We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for all our patients, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement. This nomination has been a tremendous boost to staff at East Riding Partnership and our wider multi-organisational healthcare colleagues and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve our services.”

Winners will be selected ahead of the ceremony, which will take place as part of the Patient Safety Congress and Awards in Manchester in September 2021.

Keep your fingers crossed

Published 29th June 2021

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