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Advancing Healthcare Awards NI 2017 Winners Booklet

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Bridge of Hope and Belfast Trust Physiotherapy Pilot Programme treating conflict related chronic pain scooped overall winner at this year's awards and also the top award for innovation and creativity

Left to right: AHP lead officer Hazel Winning, BH&SCT specialist MSK physio Francis McMonagle, Irene Sherry, Head of Victims & Mental Health Services at Bridge of Hope/Ashton Community Trust, Awards host Jo Scott and Ian Young, Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Health. Photo: Michael Cooper

Ashton Community Trust together with the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust (BH&SCT) has won two amazing awards at a prestigious regional healthcare award ceremony. The Advancing Healthcare Awards NI aim to encourage innovation, team working, new ways of delivering care and the highest standards of practice. The ‘Overall Winner’ Award and ‘Innovation & Creativity’ Award recognised Ashton’s Bridge of Hope department for its pilot physiotherapy programme with people experiencing conflict-related pain delivered by BH&SCT musculoskeletal physiotherapist Francis McMonagle from the Trauma and Orthopaedic department. “All of us at Bridge of Hope and Ashton Community Trust are over the moon with these accolades as is Francis.There is so much good work going on in the health sector and this event rightly puts those health, medicine and technology trailblazers in the spotlight. Similarly we were acknowledged for our innovative high quality and effective approach to accessible physiotherapy healthcare in the community,” Irene Sherry Head of Victims & Mental Health Services at Ashton Community Trust said.

A booklet containing details of all the winners on the night is available here: AHA NI 2017 Winner Guide (digital)

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