It’s a lucky day for three homeless health services, who have been shortlisted for prestigious Nursing Times Awards.
Pathway homeless hospital teams at Bristol Royal Infirmary and Bevan Healthcare CiC in Bradford will be going head to head in the HRH Prince of Wales Nursing category, whilst Pathway’s Nursing Fellow is up for the Technology and Data in Nursing award.
People experiencing homelessness often have serious physical and mental health problems and are more likely to face difficult and sometimes life-threatening illnesses such as tuberculosis, Hepatitis, epilepsy, heart disease, stroke and asthma.
Pathway helps hospitals to set up teams to support homeless patients during their admission, and make sure they have somewhere safe to sleep when they are discharged, help with financial and legal issues, links to day centres and support services and clean clothes and toiletries.
Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director of Pathway said:
“Nurses play a key role in homelessness teams and change the lives of patients who are homeless with their compassionate care and clinical excellence. We’re incredibly proud of the teams who have been shortlisted and look forward to some friendly rivalry on the night.”
The 28th Annual Nursing Times Awards take place on 31 October 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.