Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are delighted to have won a Go Awards Wales Award in the Go Excellence in Public Procurement Awards on Friday 19th June 2020.
These awards recognise the best in public procurement and the Health Board achieved their award for the sub £20m project category.
Tracey Bajjada, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Aneurin Bevan University Hospital explains more about the award winning project,
“The project was for the Shared Services dressing formulary distribution to the District Nurses. This has saved the District Nurses time as they have stock of all dressings on the formulary in their base so no need to get prescriptions. It has also ensured that patients have the correct treatment for their wounds straight away, it has also saved the Health board more than 30% their day to day spend as there is no wastage of dressings as the dressings are not allocated to patients, the District Nurse just takes the dressing they need on the day.”
“Shared Services staff visit each base once a week and undertake an inventory. They then deliver the dressings required to the base, unpack them and put them away. Saving District Nurses even more time.”
Deputy Head of Procurement at the Health Board, Robert Type highlights the team effort that has gone into winning the award.
”This is an excellent example of front line and support services staff working together to re-design and implement new processes and systems that not only benefited the patients through the improved delivery of care but also saved District Nursing time to enable them to concentrate on their day job. Procurement and Supply Chain staff provide the new service which involved setting up patient dressing contracts that provide optimum value for money, as well as kitting out the District Nursing bases with new storage that aids the distribution and replenishment of dressings”.
The project will now go forward to the GO Awards UK finals that are scheduled for later in 2020.
The event was hosted by Magician Paul Martin and Officially Welcomed by Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd (Leader) of the Senydd, the Go Awards Wales were the first ever procurement awards to be held online after the original award ceremony was postponed from March due to COVID-19.
Judith Paget, Chief Executive for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board comments,
“We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised by Go Awards Wales as these projects are vital in underpinning the delivery of our critical services.”
To find out more about the Go Awards Wales, visit: https://www.goawards.co.uk/wales/