PRUH staff recognised for supporting Bromley residents

31 May 2022 - NHS staff across Bromley were honoured at the first-ever One Bromley awards

NHS staff across Bromley recently came together for the first One Bromley Health and Social Care staff awards, to celebrate how services work together to care for and improve the health and social care of local residents.

One Bromley is a local care partnership made up GP practices, social care and hospital trusts across South East London, who work with Bromley Council and voluntary services to provide joined up and personalised care for local residents. Working together in this way means health services can be better co-ordinated and help residents receive the care they need.

The One Bromley Celebration Event – which took place on Thursday (19 May) – recognised the commitment and resilience of individuals and teams to support residents and each other during the pandemic.

Teams across the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), including those who support young people with disabilities and provide specialist support to emergency care patients, were among those that attended the event and received awards.

The Trust was recognised on the night and awarded:

- The residents shaping and influencing integrated care award

The PRUH collaborated with Bromley College to support young people with education needs and disabilities secure job placements and work experience.

- The integrated response to the COVID-19 pandemic award

NHS staff across Bromley – including staff from the PRUH– supported the roll out of the vaccination programme.

GP practices, pharmacies and hospitals delivered hundreds of thousands of vaccines at the mass vaccination site at Bromley Civic Centre and through a range of pop-up clinics to reach different communities.

- Integrating acute and community health and care award

The high intensity user service – which is run at the Princess Royal University Hospital– was set up to support people using emergency services on a very regular basis.

- The integrated approach to caring for vulnerable people award

The Transfer of Care team at the PRUH proactively identify and support patients being discharged from the hospital who are continuing their recovery in the community or requiring end of life care.

Jonathan Lofthouse, Site Chief Executive for the Princess Royal University Hospital, said: “The awards are a fantastic way to celebrate our workforce and the enduring partnerships we have developed across Bromley.

“It was a very special evening, bringing together so many talented and committed people across the NHS with a common goal of providing the best care possible for our residents.”

The acute frailty unit at the PRUH were also highly commended for the work they are doing to deliver proactive and improved care for Bromley residents.