Princess Alice was the only hospice chosen out of 12 projects to receive the award of almost £9,000 from the Health Innovation Network, part of South London Small Grants 2017.
Thanks to the grant they will work alongside Dr Ann Ooms, Associate Professor and School of Nursing Director of Research at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. During the year-long project Dr Ann will equip a group of “hospice champions” with the necessary skills to ensure the hospice’s projects and new initiatives are monitored for their effectiveness.
Commenting on the award, Jane Berg, Deputy Director Skills, Knowledge and Research at Princess Alice Hospice said:
“This money means we can develop the skills of evaluation within the hospice and be sure that the services we offer are measured and monitored so they are provided in the best way for the benefit of the people we care for.”
Dr Ooms welcomed the opportunity to work with the hospice, saying:
“It is great to be involved in this project aimed at spreading innovation within the sector in South London. During the year, I am aiming to build a community of practice amongst the champions, where they can learn with and from each other.”
Health Innovation Network Chief Executive Tara Donnelly said:
“Great ideas are at the centre of innovation in healthcare but sometimes they need a small amount of money to help them develop. The NHS faces real financial challenges and innovation is vital in order to improve patient care and reduce costs, so South London Small Grants play a key role in all of our healthcare.”
For more information visit Princess Alice Hospice