Vocational Rehabilitation team wins prestigious HSJ Value Award

Date added: 07 September 2020

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The Vocational Rehabilitation team has been awarded the HSJ Value Ward 2020 at the HSJ Value Awards 2020.

This year’s judging process followed a different format due to the coronavirus pandemic. Finalists were asked to create a video presentation to submit for review by the judging panel, which is formed of a wide range of well-respected figures from across the UK healthcare community. The Vocational Rehabilitation team has been awarded this prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to delivering better services and driving better outcomes across their organisation over the past 12 months.

The initiative, which has been running for 10 years, provides help and support to those with complex metal ill health to help achieve their employment goals and restore their belief and confidence. To date the service has helped nearly 300 people return to employment across Kent and Medway, many of them have left personal testimonies as to how this service has transformed their lives and supported them positively.

On being awarded this accolade, Jeanette Freeman, Vocational Rehabilitation Lead and Specialist Practitioner said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been named as the winners in for the HSJ Value Award 2020.  It means a great deal to our team who are dedicated professionals and work tirelessly to deliver this outstanding and much-needed service.

“We are thrilled to be recognised in this way and we’re confident that the positive impact of this award, together with the team’s drive to continue to transform more people’s lives will help to create a long-lasting legacy. This award will provide a tremendous boost to both staff and patients at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust and will only help to inspire us to improve the service even more and reach out to more people who are in need of our support and expertise – brilliant care through brilliant people.”

The editor of the Health Service Journal, Alastair McLellan, offered his congratulations to the teams on their success, “The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the winners at the HSJ Value Awards 2020 have been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to delivering value and efficiency across their organisation, I’d like to offer my congratulations to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust on winning the HSJ Value Award 2020 at this year’s HSJ Value Awards.”

Winners were announced on the HSJ Awards Twitter to their 7,000+ followers 4 September. You can view the tweets from across the day by visiting @HSJ_Awards twitter or searching for #HSJValue.

For more information on the HSJ Value Awards click here