NBT wins at the National Health and Social Care Awards
Thursday, 9 July 2009
North Bristol NHS Trust won an award at the National Health and Social Care Awards held in London last night.
The Bristol Complex Epilepsy Service, based at Frenchay Hospital, won the Transforming Services Award. The team was put through to the finals after scooping the regional South West award earlier this year.
The team has transformed the care and treatment they provide to patients by using the very latest technology available including: state-of-the-art brain stimulators and new generation MRI scanners. NBT now treats more complex cases of epilepsy than ever before and the results show that more than 70 percent of patients are freed from severe seizures.
Dr Sam Lhatoo, NBT Consultant Neurosurgeon, said: “We are really pleased to have gained this recognition for our patients who have entrusted their care to us.”
Congratulations to the NBT Viewing Rooms Project that also made it through to the national finals in the People’s Award for Dignity and Care category. North Bristol missed out on the award that was presented to The Hospice of St Frances in Berkhamsted.
The NBT team is currently managing a redevelopment project that will see the environment and design of the mortuary viewing rooms transformed. Over the next five years, nearly 20,000 people will benefit from the new facilities.
Dr Chris Burton, Medical Director at North Bristol NHS Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate both teams on their success in the regional and national Health and Social Care Awards. This success really does show what fantastic and pioneering work is being done by NBT staff at our hospitals.”