HYWEL Dda University Health Board is celebrating after 3 of its projects made the finals of this year’s NHS Wales Awards, announced Thursday (23 May 2019).

The health board is up for the following awards:

Delivering higher value health and care

Hywel Dda UHB – Implementing Healthy Footsteps a Partnership Approach with Podiatry and the Education Programme for Patients (EPP) in Hywel Dda
Empowering people to co-produce their care

Hywel Dda UHB – The Learning Disabilities Dream Team
Working seamlessly across the public and third sector

Hywel Dda UHB; MIND Cymru; Department of Work and Pensions – Working Collaboratively to Improve Vocational Outcomes for Individuals Accessing The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

Talking about making the finals Steve Moore, Chief Executive of Hywel Dda said “being shortlisted for these three awards is testimony to all the hard work and dedication our staff from across the Health Board demonstrate 365 days a year when they are delivering the highest quality health service they can to our patients and communities. I cannot easily put into words how proud I am of all our staff and I wish the shortlisted team the best of luck in the finals”.

Now in its 12th year, the annual NHS Wales Awards celebrate the work of organisations and teams across Wales who have shown innovation in transforming the quality and safety of patient care. The winners will be announced in a ceremony on 19 September 2019.

The judging panel of NHS experts had the tough task of selecting the 24 finalists in the 8 award categories. The next stage is for the judging panels to visit each finalist to find out more and see first-hand the benefits they’ve brought to patients.

The NHS Wales Awards are organised by 1000 Lives which is the national improvement service for NHS Wales delivered by Public Health Wales.

For a full list of finalists please visit www.nhswalesawards.wales.nhs.uk

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