Glasgow mental health team shortlisted for prestigious healthcare award


LaingBuisson-Care Industry News (200 x 100)A Glasgow secure hospital has been named as a finalist for the Best Mental Health Hospital Provider Award at a national awards ceremony run by healthcare consultancy, LaingBuisson.


Surehaven Hospital, which is owned and run by Shaw healthcare, was shortlisted for its unique approach to mental health care and its patient’s wellbeing. Accommodating patients between the ages of 18 to 65 with primary diagnosis of mental illness, the hospital’s approach to ensuring that patients feel actively in involved in the planning of their care and treatment has resulted in 100% occupancy and considerable success with individuals who have previously plateaued in NHS care.


Hosted by the Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo, the LaingBuisson Awards 2015 aim to recognise best practice and celebrate the achievements of independent health and care providers by bringing together the professionals who work across specialist services, elderly care and acute care sectors.


Jeremy Nixey, chief executive of Shaw healthcare said, said: “We are delighted to be named as a finalist for the Best Mental Health Hospital Provider Award. At Surehaven, all of our staff – from the housekeepers to the psychiatrists – feel that they are a part of the team and are always encouraged to contribute.


“If we were to win this award it would mean a huge amount to us as we all pride ourselves on providing the very best care and support for all of our service users. By introducing new, ground-breaking therapies and treatments, we hope to improve patients’ time with us as well as become front-runners for innovative mental health care.”


Staff at Surehaven follow a trauma treatment model which focuses on establishing physical and emotional safety as the basis for a successful recovery. Alongside this, the activity team develops individual activities and recreational opportunities that encourage independence and heighten levels of self-esteem for patients. Staff at Surehaven Hospital have also developed Scotland’s first Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning programme; an innovative psychiatric therapy that uses horses to help patients learn about themselves, their relationships and how they interact with others.


This November, the LaingBuisson Awards will mark a decade of celebrating the achievements of independent healthcare providers with a special ’10 Years of Excellence’ programme that involves the nominations spanning the field of integrated healthcare; from primary care to nursing practice. The event is set to be the largest yet, with more than 700 guests attending the Gala dinner and 26 healthcare providers nominated in recognition of their high standards and achievements in the sector.


William Laing, chief executive of LaingBuisson, said: “Over the past decade it’s given me great pleasure to recognise and reward the invaluable contribution that private, independent and voluntary sector providers make to this economy. This special 10 years of excellence awards will be a truly unique occasion for leaders across the industry to gather on a single evening and celebrate the best in ability, performance and achievement.


“It is a genuine opportunity for myself and LaingBuisson to apply over 30 years’ of experience immersed in independent healthcare to say ‘yes, these are the best in show’, whether that be in acute services, care of older people, dementia, homecare, learning disabilities, mental health, residential care or supported living.”


Judges for this year’s ceremony include Dame Donna Kinnair of the Royal College of Nursing, Judith Brown of the National Autistic Society and Howard Lyons of Healthcare UK.


Surehaven Glasgow is run and operated by Shaw healthcare, one of the UK’s leading health and social care providers. Shaw healthcare provides care to individuals in nursing and residential homes, hospitals, supported living arrangements, extra care schemes and domiciliary care settings. Its services range from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.


The LaingBuisson Awards 2015 will be held at the London Lancaster Hotel on 11 November.


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