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Award for Innovation within the NHS, sponsored by Rocialle

7th January 2015

The award was received for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Department for Acute Medicine by Andy Goodman and Chris Subbe from Professor Jonathan Bisson, Head of NISCHR and Stephen Burt, Managing Director of Rocialle.The MediWales Innovation Awards 2014 celebrated the fantastic achievements of life science companies and individuals from the NHS in Wales. A priority sector in a tough economy, Welsh industry’s innovative partnerships with the NHS and academic institutions significantly contribute to the health and wealth of Wales. The Awards Dinner was held at Cardiff’s National Museum in December to an audience of senior industry, NHS and government representatives.

Head of NISCHR (The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research), Professor Jonathan Bisson, opened the ceremony by presenting the 'Innovation within the NHS' award. Sponsored by Rocialle, this award was won by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Department for Acute Medicine which sees 1000 acutely unwell patients per month. Led by three consultants, this department has transformed services to respond flexibly to patients’ needs as inpatients or outpatients.

AMPLIFiRE (Assessment of admissions to Medicine for personal Preferences, Life circumstances and Frailty using Information technology to drive timely Re-Enablement) is a software package, developed by the Health Board, which allows patients to document their own social history and preferences for care with the help of an iPad style tablet computer.

Rocialle, with wide ranges of medical packs and single use surgical instruments, packed and sterilised at its facilities in the UK, is helping healthcare providers to control infection and drive down the cost of high quality medical products. In Acute care, Rocialle serves almost every National Health Service Trust in the UK. Rocialle is part of Berendsen Plc, a FTSE250 company and a European textile service business with leading positions in most of the countries in which it operates. Berendsen has 15,000 employees across 15 countries throughout Europe. Rocialle employs 300 people at its Mountain Ash site, close to Cardiff. 

For more information: Mark Birchmore, Marketing Manager, Rocialle.  

Rocialle, Cwm Cynon Business Park, Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF45 4ER, UK.

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