We are proud to announce that NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Humber Teaching Foundation Trust jointly won the HSJ Patient Safety Award for the Improving Care for Children and Young People Initiative of the Year category.
The winning project was the Humber Sensory Processing Hub website, which provides timely and unlimited access to important resources, which promotes a better understanding of sensory processing difficulties.
Everyday life can be significantly affected by sensory processing difficulties, and sensory processing difficulties are present in many conditions. However, they’re almost always present in neurodiverse children. Given the high demand for autism and ADHD services nationally, this website is a great step in the right direction to providing increased access to information that can support our children and young people.
The website also provides intervention strategies that can be implemented immediately, which have been developed by qualified therapists to ensure that content is well informed and safe. This website has enabled large number of people, including health professionals, education staff and children, to access information that is helpful to them.
The judges noted that they were unanimous in their view that this was the winner in the category and commended those involved for their willingness to share such important work for others to adapt and learn from.
Bernie Dawson, Strategic Lead for Children, Young People and Maternity, NHS Hull CCG, said: “We are the first CCG in the Humber, Coast and Vale area to commission this successful, innovative service that provides support to children and young people with sensory needs and their families. This new service is already making a huge difference to many children and families in Hull. We are delighted that the incredible team behind this project has been recognised at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards.”
Congratulations to the teams involved in this project, with a special well done to Michelle Field and Sally Fernie, who led the project and made this year’s submission happen.
If you would like to view the full list of winners you can do so on the HSJ website here.