Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre and NBT scoop top award

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre was celebrating this week, following industry recognition at the Laing and Buisson Awards 2011 where they scooped the award for best in the Public Private Partnership category. 

Held at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Hotel, Alison Woods, Centre Manager and Dr Angus Graham, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, accepted the award on behalf of their dedicated teams at Frenchay Brain Injury Centre and its NHS partnership organisation, North Bristol NHS Trust.  

Each year Laing and Buisson receive nominations for a wide range of categories to recognise achievements within the independent healthcare sector and a panel of sector experts selects a winner for each of the 17 different award categories. 

This year (2011) the panel received over 250 nominations from 60 of the sector’s biggest names. 

These awards, now in their sixth year, are viewed as being the most influential in the independent healthcare sector as they recognise the range of achievements each organisation makes to the healthcare industry and pay tribute to individuals, teams and organisations, who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in their particular fields. 

The winners of these prestigious industry awards were announced at the annual awards ceremony in London earlier this month which was attended by over 500 guests and hosted by Gyles Brandreth. 

Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre is part of The Huntercombe Group, one of the leading independent specialist care providers in the UK. The centre provides a high quality intensive inpatient rehabilitation service for adults and adolescents (16-18 year olds) with traumatic or acquired brain injury. 

Situated within the grounds of Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, the centre works in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust and has excellent access to the facilities, resources and expertise of Frenchay Hospital and its regional neuroscience directorate.  

The Frenchay Huntercombe Centre in Bristol was announced as the 2011 winner of the Laing and Buisson award for best Public Private Partnership due to the stability and longevity of the partnership between the Centre and North Bristol NHS Trust. 

In the judges’ view this relationship between the two parties was the best example of public – private sector co-operation and performance demonstrating outstanding patient outcomes.

Alison Woods, Centre Manager, Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious national award and are especially pleased as it recognises the outstanding partnership working we have developed with North Bristol NHS Trust over the last 12 years.

“It is a tribute to the exceptional joint working relationships of all the staff in both organisations and a testament to their hard work and dedication. The partnership has achieved a seamless care pathway and excellent rehabilitation outcomes for patients with brain injury in Bristol.”

Ruth Brunt, Chief executive of North Bristol NHS Trust, said: “This is a tremendous achievement. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre is a great example of how the independent sector and the NHS can work together to provide exceptional care for patients.”