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Maternity team win national award for patient safety

Tuesday, 24 October 2023

Congratulations to Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Maternity Services Team who won the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2023 in the Developing a Positive Safety Culture category. They were also finalists in the Patient Safety Education and Training category.

The team were recognised for their efforts in changing workplace culture around adverse events in maternity and neonatal care.

The winning team include Cerian Llewelyn, Bethan Osmundsen, Miss Tipswalo Day, Mr Matthew Pickup, Mr Ihab Abbasi, Mr Letchuman Shankar, Lisa George, Faith Wirral, Kristy Hutch, Sian Thomas, Elizabeth Rees, Alison Jones, Lynn Hurley, Emma Booth, Manal Elbadrawy, Mr Prem Kumar, Sandra Pegram and Kirsty Harrington Butcher.

Members of the team attended the awards ceremony in Manchester recently.

Head of Midwifery Kathy Greaves said: “Making sure our expectant mums and staff feel safe and well-cared for during their time in our maternity units across the Hywel Dda area is hugely important to us. So this award is an acknowledgement of all our hard work and progress. Many congratulations to the team and thanks for all your dedication and hard work.”

Mandy Rayani, Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience at Hywel Dda University Health Board, added: “I’m delighted for Kathryn and the team – they work incredibly hard to ensure that parents feel have the best experience possible during their time in our care. Thank you to every member of the team who have played their part in achieving the award.”

The HSJ Patient Safety Awards help drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS. The awards recognise and reward the hard-working teams and individuals who, in these times of austerity, pay restraints and workforce shortages, are striving to deliver improved patient care.