Circle Bath Hospital proud to support the best in the west
Circle Bath Hospital celebrated the very best in healthcare at this year’s Bristol & Bath Health and Care awards 2019.
Last week members of Circle Bath represented the hospital at the Bristol & Bath Health and Care Awards. The awards celebrated the best of hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and care homes throughout the West of England.
The awards featured a number of award categories, honouring a large range of people who are behind delivering the very best in healthcare. The ceremony last week, hosted at the iconic Bath Assembly Rooms, brought together a range of people from GPs, pharmacists, nurses, junior doctors and consultants on the front line of healthcare, to volunteers, porters and community organisations offering further support.
Circle Bath Hospital was the proud sponsor of the ‘Best Innovation’ category. The Best Innovation award recognises organisations that demonstrate innovative approaches to solutions and/or the application of new ideas and technology. Speaking with Lesley Lock, Circle Bath’s Hospital Director, it was clear why the hospital had chosen to support this specific category.
“The awards are a great way to acknowledge the best in healthcare. It’s a real privilege to have had the opportunity to support such an event and celebrate success within our industry.
Innovation is vitally important to improve the way healthcare progresses, how healthcare is accessed and how it’s performed. Innovation is something we at Circle Health strive to deliver. Just this year Circle Bath Hospital has invested in the latest echocardiogram machine to enhance our cardiology service. We now offer the latest robotics-assisted technology for hip and knee replacements. The Mako robotic-arm system helps surgeons to deliver even greater accuracy and speed up recovery time. Combining the very best in new technology with the expertise of our specialists, we are able to provide an improved diagnostic and treatment pathway for our patients.”
Many of the nominees for this award featured examples where innovation comes in the form of process development. Other examples included the implementation of new systems to help improve the patient pathway and experience.
“Innovation in healthcare isn’t just the introduction of modern and state-of-the-art equipment. We must recognise that process changes designed to improve patient access to healthcare, or a patient’s individual care pathway, are also of great importance. Our sister hospital in Reading is piloting Circle Health’s online patient booking portal. As a patient you are able to book your initial consultation online, streamlining the process between patient and consultant. This is something we plan to replicate at Circle Bath Hospital later this year.
We’ve read some great examples of process innovation displayed by the nominees for this award and it was a great honour to present the winner, Bristol Community Health, with their accolade last week” concludes Lesley.
Below are some images from the night.