18 September 2015

Barts Health NHS Trust and UCLPartners shortlisted for prestigious HSJ award

UCLPartners and Barts Health NHS Trust have reached the next stage of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, the largest celebration of UK healthcare, for the development of the Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which opened in May this year.

The partners have been shortlisted in Specialised Services Redesign category, which celebrates specialist teams and organisations that have redesigned how they deliver care, addressing the pressures currently facing the specialist sector and improving outcomes at the same time.

Working together with UCLPartners, Barts Health NHS Trust is transforming how cardiovascular care is provided to patients in north and east London through the Barts Heart Centre. The centre is a new specialist ‘academic medical centre’ that acts as the hub within an integrated cardiovascular system spanning secondary care, primary care and prevention as well as UCL university.

By bringing together teams and services from across the region, the centre has become the largest cardiac surgical centre in Europe, delivering greater sub-specialisation in surgery and perioperative medicine, electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, and coronary and structural intervention as well as becoming one of the largest Heart Attack Centres (HACs) in England.  The centre is expected to treat at least 80,000 patients a year.

Professor Charles Knight, Managing Director of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and Executive Group Director of the Barts Heart Centre said: ‘I’m delighted that the hard work and initiative of all our staff at Barts Heart Centre has been recognised by being shortlisted for the prestigious Health Service Journal award for Specialised Service Redesign. We’ll do all we can to try and win the prize!’

For more information about the Barts Heart Centre, please visit www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/bartsheartcentre