Health Wales Annual Award

BCS Health in Wales announces prize for the category: Most innovative use of IT / IT technology in the healthcare sector in Wales, 2012.

The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been awarded the BCS Health in Wales award for the Hospital E-Referrals (HeRS) project at the NHS Wales awards ceremony, which took place at the Cardiff Millennium Centre on 4th July, 2012. The £100 prize is to be donated by the winning team to The Noah's Ark Appeal, the official charity of the Children's Hospital for Wales. 

Of the winning entry, the judges were '... particularly impressed with the initiative to improve the efficiency gains in the NHS data transmissions systems across Wales, and also in the carefully planned process strategy described. The judges also commended the excellent and clear presentation of the team’s work.'

Nigel Houlden, BCS Health in Wales secretary, was in attendance at the ceremony to congratulate the winning team. 'It was a delight to meet the winning team, it’s an excellent project now being rolled out nationally. A worthy winner of the inaugural prize.'

From left to right the five in the front row are: Aaron Hopkins, Peter Noneley, Rhian Davies, Martin Davis (holding the award), Joel Kanyeihamba, standing centre back row is David Sissling, Chief Executive NHS Wales

From left to right the five in the front row are: Aaron Hopkins, Peter Noneley, Rhian Davies, Martin Davis (holding the award), Joel Kanyeihamba, standing centre back row is David Sissling, Chief Executive NHS Wales