A team from Leeds Children’s Hospital has picked up a coveted Nursing Times Award after launching a TV channel exclusively for patients and families.
The team scooped the award for its unique initiative aimed at improving communications with young patients and their families.
Leeds Children’s Hospital TV beat off competition from nine other shortlisted finalists from across the country to win the Child and Adolescent Service award in a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Launched earlier this year, LCHTV is the first initiative of its kind in the country.
Designed around the needs of children and their families, it provides an insight into the wards and departments at Leeds Children’s Hospital, and what it is like to be a patient there.
Nurse Consultant, Sue Morgan said: “It was a big achievement just to be shortlisted as the other entries were all of an extremely high calibre, so we were absolutely thrilled to be named the outright winner of the category.
“Since the service was launched in May, feedback from young people and families as well as health professionals in Leeds and across the country has been incredibly positive and we are just so proud to be leading the way with this project.
“We know young people want as much information as possible before coming, but provided in a friendly and accessible way.
“Leeds Children’s Hospital TV means that at the click of a button they can see for themselves where they will be coming, who they will meet, what the staff are like and what other children and young people say about the hospital.”
As well as films about the hospital, a video booth enables patients to make their own films.