Bradford Teaching Hospitals has a reputation for leading the way in clinical care, and the latest recipients of our Trust-wide Team of the Month Award are no exception.
Congratulations to our pioneering ACE service!
The scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, brings care to young patients in their own homes, prevents unnecessary admissions, and integrates hospital & community paediatric services.
Team members grabbed the attention of Kay Rushforth, our Head of Nursing (Children’s Services), who nominated them for their dedication and hard work.
She said: “The ACE service provides nursing assessment, care and support to children and young people who are acutely unwell in their own homes according to bespoke clinical pathways.
“The pathways have been developed with GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and paediatricians, and are based on best available evidence, national guidance and local agreement.
“ACE has been developed through innovative collaboration with clinical commissioning groups too, and care is undertaken under the remote supervision of consultant paediatricians.
“In addition to acute management, the team deliver care bundles. For example, for children and young people with asthma or wheeze this includes support with inhaler delivery, monitoring the effectiveness of treatment, smoking cessation advice and help managing future episodes.