The winner of the Technology for Care Homes Award is Tunstall Healthcare.
This award winner has been working with NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other local stakeholders since 2013, when the Quest for Quality in Care Homes programme was first introduced.
The programme combines a multi-disciplinary Team, telecare and telemonitoring systems to improve the quality of care and help reduce avoidable hospital activity and GP visits.
It aims to reduce avoidable ambulance call outs, A&E attendances, hospital admissions and GP visits; improve resident/patient care and safety; respond more effectively to urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, falls and fractures; support staff to feel confident in providing high quality care; and improve quality of life for residents.
Programme director, Angus Honeysett, said: “We’re delighted to win this award, it recognises the hard work that we do in the industry. But it’s not just about us – it’s about the people we work with on a day to day basis that make our job easier.”