St Andrew's Healthcare is celebrating after winning a national award in London on Tuesday 29 November.
We were selected as winner of the Mental Health Hospital of the Year category at the Laing Buisson awards. These awards are an established annual event designed to celebrate excellence and innovation in the health and social care sector.
Other finalists for the category included Priory Group and Cheswold Park Hospital.
The judges selected St Andrew's on the basis of an award submission focused on organisational values, successes within the past 12 months, long term vision and support offered to staff.
Chief Executive Officer of St Andrew's Healthcare, Gil Baldwin, said: “Winning this award is great news for St Andrew’s. It’s a national recognition of the commitment and dedication of our staff. What was particularly rewarding was that the vision and values of the Charity – as well as how we support all the staff that work here – were key elements of our winning submission.
"The Award is also recognition that we in St Andrew’s are seen as leading the way in mental healthcare, supporting those in our care to transform their lives.”
"Our approach provides holistic care: designing care packages uniquely tailored to the individual. We combine psychiatric therapies with physical healthcare, occupational therapy and spiritual support to deliver multidisciplinary care to every patient.
"Our college, rated outstanding by Ofsted, provides education for young people - 131 in the last year, achieving 938 examinations. Around 650 adult patients per year access educational and vocational courses.
"We know our approach works, and want to develop it further. Technology is key: we are investing to drive efficiency and insight, e.g. using wearable technology and other data to predict patient behaviour and better personalise our care.
"We are also extending our care pathways beyond the hospital environment – allowing gradual reintegration into the community and ultimately empowering people to live as independently as possible."