Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, today said she was “delighted” that two local services she nominated for the NHS Parliamentary Awards have been shortlisted.
Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, together with Carol Gee and the Vaughan Thomas Ward at Warneford hospital have been shortlisted for the South East region. They will go up against those shortlisted from the other regions to compete for the final awards at a special ceremony in Parliament on 10 July.
Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership was shortlisted for the Excellence in Mental Health Care Award, whilst Carol Gee and the Vaughan Thomas Ward have been shortlisted for the Future NHS Award.
Commenting, Layla said:
“I’m absolutely delighted. The innovative and excellent work that both OMHP and the Vaughan Thomas Ward are doing is so inspiring.
“I look forward to meeting them on 10 July in Parliament, and to finding out if they’ve won the national awards!”
Dan Knowles, chairman of Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership said:
“The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership brings together the best of the NHS and charitable sector in Oxfordshire and helps over 6,000 patients per year. Since inception four years ago we have demonstrated significant improvements in outcomes for our patients and a track record of innovation in service design. This award is testament to the users of our services, our staff, and volunteers; we are proud to have been recognised in these prestigious national awards.”
Stuart Bell, chief executive of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“I’m grateful and pleased that Layla Moran MP nominated our trust in ways that mark three important areas: our partnership with other organisations; our commitment to new care delivery through technology; and crucially, to those individual staff members who work over many years to ensure we provide the best care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
“Two shortlisted regional winners in the NHS Parliamentary Awards illustrates the commitment to innovation in mental healthcare in Oxfordshire and the dedication of all our colleagues at Oxford Health, Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership and OxeHealth to caring and supporting people locally. I wish everyone good luck in the awards ceremony at parliament on July 10.”