These events were a celebration of the achievements of all those who have been involved in our Midlands and East Red2Green programme. Delegates shared the successes of implementing Red2Green within their systems and highlighted the journey and experiences they had encountered in the last six months of the programme implementation.
As part of celebrating Red2Green we awarded certificates and gave recognition to a number of individuals for their hard work and dedication in implementing the Red2Green approach at their trusts and in the region.
Red2Green champion awards: the winners
Dr Mark Simmonds, Critical Care Consultant and Deputy Divisional Director, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Mark works in the Queen's Medical Centre at the trust. He has embraced the ethos and practice of Red2Green and has provided outstanding clinical and managerial leadership for the roll out of Red2Green across 65 wards. He has provided practical training and support to staff including medical staff and his enthusiasm to the project has been inspiring.
Richard Hammond, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Richard has led the trust-wide implementation of Red2Green which he persistently champions both internally and externally. The trust has seen a reduction in internal delays for diagnostic tests as well as a significant reduction in delayed transfers of care and improvement of morning discharges.
Red2Green champion awards: the runners up
Amanda Weir, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Amanda has shown great passion and commitment to the Red2Green and EndPJparalysis campaigns. To date, she has trained over 1,000 members of staff and has used her creative side to highlight and promote Red2Green and other initiatives to her colleagues and the wider public.
Felsted Ward Team, Broomfield Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services, NHS Trust
The team has demonstrated passion for ensuring excellent patient experience using Red2Green. Their solid commitment to board rounds, ensuring that every member of the team, including junior members, are listened to and have a voice is inspiring. They have taken the Red2Green ethos and made it work for patients in the best way possible.
Gail Taylor, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Gail has shown tremendous dedication and fearlessness in identifying delays early and dealing with them swiftly and professionally. Gail isn't afraid to challenge or bring to the attention anything that will prevent patients from having the safest and most effective discharge plans. She has been a great asset to her team and made a huge difference to those she works with.
Lynne Williams and Byron Johnson from University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Lynne and Byron have been identified as passionate leaders implementing Red2Green and rolling it out across 23 medical wards over two sites of the organisation. Together their enthusiasm and encouragement has seen them create numerous initiatives and develop tools and resources to support Red2Green across the organisation. They are an asset to their division and organisation.
We also displayed the submissions for our #endPJparalysis and #Red2Green poster competition for delegates to judge. They announced the overall winner as Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who had this creative approach to highlighting the importance of getting patients up and moving.