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HPFT’s CAMHS Home Treatment Team triumphs at HSJ Awards

08 Nov 19 - 07 Nov 20

There is huge pride at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) after our three finalists attended the prestigious national HSJ awards ceremony in Battersea on 6 November and our CAMHS Home Treatment Team won!

Our CAMHS Home Treatment Team together with HPFT’s Deputy Chief Executive Keith Loveman, receiving their coveted HSJ Award from Actor, James Nesbitt,

HPFT’s Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Finance Keith Loveman attended the ceremony with our finalists and said: “I’m really proud of all our finalists for receiving this well-deserved national recognition. They have all embraced new ideas for improving our services, with passion, hard work and dedication – I couldn’t ask for more.

“I’m also delighted that our CAMHS Home Treatment Team won their category. They’ve developed a highly effective model of care which is making a real difference to the lives of young people and is being shared nationwide to benefit others.”

CAMHS Home Treatment Team Leader, Abigail Firth-Bernard accepted the award on behalf of her team, together with two of her colleagues and said:It was an honour to receive an award for all of the hard work that went into establishing and developing the Home Treatment Team. The team do a fantastic job and so being recognised in this way, only motivates us to keep up the good work."

HPFT’s Chief Executive Tom Cahill said: “Congratulations to all our finalists and to the CAMHS Home Treatment team – not just for winning the fabulous HSJ Award, but for the difference they are making to the lives of young people here in Hertfordshire – well done!”

HPFT’s finalists with Deputy Chief Executive Keith Loveman

All our finalists went through a rigorous selection process and were chosen for the finals, based on their ambition, visionary spirit and demonstrable positive impact on the experiences of our service users and staff:

  • The CAMHS Home Treatment Team was a finalist for the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign Initiative category - London and the south and won!
  • The Care Home Support Service by MHSOP South West Herts was a finalist for the Community or Primary Care Service Redesign category - London and the south
  • The Business Intelligence & Data warehouse team was a finalist in the Connecting Services and Information category for Spike2. 

HSJ editor Alistair McLellan, who hosted the Awards ceremony said: “Congratulations to HPFT on winning the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign Initiative category - London and the south at this year’s HSJ awards. The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the Winners at the Awards has been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare. The high quality and quantity of entrants in 2019 posed a challenge to our influential judging panel, who were impressed by the breadth of applications demonstrating real evidence of cost savings and efficiencies, as well as improvements to patient care.

“We know that HPFT is not alone in fostering a culture of excellence and hope that this Award win will be a source of inspiration for like-minded teams across the country. As we look towards our 40th anniversary year in 2020, we’re proud of the legacy we’ve created and are delighted that the HSJ Awards continue to be considered the gold standard awards programme in healthcare. Congratulations again to HPFT and welcome to the HSJ Awards Alumni!”  

You can read the HSJ’s Winners Story about the CAMHS Home Treatment Team here: https://www.hsj.co.uk/7026214.article

The full list of winners for the 2019 HSJ awards (partnered by GRI) can be found here: https://awards.hsj.co.uk/hsj-awards-2019-winners

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