EMS Healthcare shortlisted for two awards at prestigious Health Service Journal ceremony in 2024
Two of EMS Healthcare’s most high-profile projects have been shortlisted by the UK’s foremost celebration of collaboration in healthcare – the Health Service Journal Partnership Awards 2024.Cassie Kendrew
Published 11 December 2023
The projects through to the final decision-making panel in March next year are:
Best community services partnership with the NHS
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare and EMS Healthcare, launched a mobile treatment suite, providing cancer care to patients in the local community. The unit was placed at convenient locations, ensuring continuity of care closer to the homes of patients with cancer. The mobile clinic eliminates the need for patients to regularly return to hospital, increases overall efficiencies, and enhances uncompromised care, which patients have described as life changing.
A ‘Clinic in a Van’, operated by Locala Health and Wellbeing and supplied by EMS, provided health services for communities across West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. The van has been used to offer a variety of vital services: sexual health; GP clinics and wound care for people experiencing homelessness; and drop-in sessions for childhood immunisations. In seven weeks, 300 clinical interventions were delivered, highlighting how mobile clinics can redress health inequalities by giving wider access to marginalised populations.
Cassie Kendrew, Chief Commercial Officer at EMS Healthcare, said: “The fact that two of our projects have been shortlisted for an HSJ award, is fitting recognition of the dedication of our teams and the strong partnerships that we have developed with NHS Trusts and private providers.”
“We are committed to supporting our partners in taking care into the heart of communities, where mobile clinics are making a significant difference to patients’ lives and the wellbeing of hard-to-reach communities. We look forward to the judges’ final decision with excitement and anticipation!”
The HSJ Partnership Awards was developed with NHS organisations across the country, to showcase the best work coming from the independent sector, and to celebrate their successes. The awards ceremony takes place at Evolution in London, on March 21st, 2024.