Hospital trust wins charity praise for supporting carers

By Dave Doyle | 01/11/2017

Hospital trust wins charity praise for supporting carers
Pictured from the left is Chris Prewett and Cheryl Watkinson, RDaSH’s Patient Engagement Team.

A NATIONAL charity has commended a health trust for supporting its patients’ carers.

Carers Trust awarded Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) three stars under its Triangle of Care scheme.

This recognises providers which commit to involving both patients and carers in healthcare.

Two stars are awarded to mental health trusts, while integrated trusts like RDaSH get three stars for fulfilling set criteria.

RDaSH staff also encourage carers to get involved with the trust and have a say on how services are run.

Cheryl Watkinson, RDaSH’s membership and engagement facilitator, said: “Carers are a massive resource — we want to help support our carers better.

“Also, by tapping into their knowledge of our services we can improve and enhance our patient care. Their feedback is so important to us.”

She added: “We are so excited with this three-star award and so proud of the patients, carers and staff who have helped us to achieve it.”

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