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HSJ Partnership Awards 2024: Our Admiral Nurse Transitions of Care Service take home bronze!

by | 31st March 2024 | News

Our Admiral Nurse Transitions of Care Service is thrilled to have won a ‘bronze award’ for their work supporting families affected by dementia across transitions of care.

The team is a partnership between Livewell Southwest, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust’s and Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses. The award was in the category, ‘Most Effective Contribution to Integrated Health and Care’, and part of the HSJ Partnership Awards Ceremony 2024.

The service is led by two dementia specialist Admiral Nurses, Emma Hughes and Tracy Browne, and supports families affected by dementia with the most complex needs as they transition in and out of hospital. This can be a particularly challenging time for families and the Admiral Nurses work closely with family carers, hospital staff and care providers to ensure that the person living with dementia experiences a smooth and timely discharge and where possible facilitating a pathway back home.

Winners in a total of 28 categories were announced during a ceremony at Evolution London, on 21 March 2024, hosted by comedian Miles Jupp. The event was attended by over 1000 guests, bringing together professionals from the NHS, private and third sector to recognise and celebrate the achievements of all 188 finalists, who have showcased and outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

Pictured left to right: Tina Monro, Emma Hughes, Tracy Browne and Rachel Johnston, Dementia UK.

Admiral Nurses, Emma Hughes and Tracy Browne, alongside Community Service Manager, Tina Monro, attended the ceremony on behalf of Livewell and were joined by colleagues from Dementia UK. Here is what they had to say:

Tracy Browne and Emma Hughes, Admiral Nurses, commented: As Admiral Nurses we have a passion for supporting individuals living with dementia and are so proud to be working as part of our remarkable Integrated Hospital Discharge Team, who support individuals with complex needs from hospital back into our community.  

“We were delighted to be nominated and to receive a bronze award at the HSJ event, in the category for “Most Effective Contribution to Health and Care” amongst all the other worthy applicants. 

“We were especially pleased to have the opportunity to raise awareness and highlight the need for services that not only improve the experience for Individuals living with dementia but also that of their carers.

“It is well known that people living with dementia often experience long hospital stays, delays in leaving hospital, high risk of complications and a decline in their general wellbeing. The Transitions of care Admiral Nurses can step in to support not only the care of the individual in the hospital, but also the carer, to improve the quality and experience of their transition of care from the acute and community hospitals to their discharge destination and continue to support until they are settled.”

Rachel Johnstone, Regional Account Manager at Dementia UK, commented: “We’re delighted that this service has been recognised with a bronze award for its significant contribution to the integration of health and social care.  This service showcases how the quality and outcomes of dementia care can really be improved through a truly collaborative approach with families, social care colleagues, community teams, acute care and the contribution of Dementia UK as a specialist dementia nursing charity.”

The full list of finalists for the 2024 HSJ Partnership Awards can be found at: