Hywel Dda University Health Board is celebrating today (Friday 22 September 2017) after winning an NHS Wales Award at the tenth anniversary of the awards.

A project on “Working Hand in Hand to Transform Mental Health“ – won the Citizens At The Centre Of Service Re-Design And Delivery award, supported by Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

Steve Moore, Chief Executive for Hywel Dda University Health Board said: “This prestigious award recognises the commitment, forward-thinking and collaborative approach shown by our staff, service users, partners and the public in improving our mental health services for the future.

“By working together with our local communities and those who use our services, we can truly transform these services for the better across our region.

“I’m so proud to be part of an organisation which is leading the way in this work. Congratulations to everyone involved in this award-winning project and, on behalf of the Board, thank you for your continued hard work, determination and passion.”

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething, who attended the ceremony, said, “The NHS Wales Awards are a national showcase for excellence and celebrate best practice in improving patient care across Wales. It’s a great opportunity to learn from each other and recognise the inspiring innovation of our NHS staff.

“Every finalist should be proud to be shortlisted for an award. It’s encouraging to see such passion and dedication to improving services provided across Wales”.

The NHS Wales Awards are organised by 1000 Lives Improvement, the national improvement service for NHS Wales delivered by Public Health Wales. The Awards were launched in 2008 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS and recognise and promote good practice across Wales.

Entries were received from a range of organisations, revealing a high standard of innovative and diverse work that is transforming patient care across Wales.

To read more about all of the winners visit www.nhswalesawards.wales.nhs.uk.

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