LPFT shortlisted for Mental Health Trust of the Year for the second consecutive year

Published on: 27th August 2021

For the second consecutive year, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) has been shortlisted for Mental Health Trust of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. This national recognition commends the ongoing work of our Trust to transform mental health and learning disability services for vulnerable communities across Lincolnshire, enabling them to access excellent care as close to home as possible, in the least restrictive environment.

LPFT is one of just three finalists up for the award, all of which have been praised for their outstanding contributions to healthcare. 

Sarah Connery, Chief Executive, said:  

"To be shortlisted for this award is a great accolade for the trust but more importantly it is an opportunity to publicly thank our staff for their dedication and commitment to making a difference every day for service users, carers, families and colleagues. Our staff personify the LPFT values and have shown resilience in adapting to new ways of working and navigating COVID-19."

The award submission featured a broad range of work and initiatives delivered by the Trust and demonstrated achievements over the last year. In particular, the development of community mental health services, home treatment teams and mental health helplines, improvements to the Staff Wellbeing Service, enhanced services and resources for children and young people, implementing feedback from patient experience and staff surveys, continued staff recognition initiatives such as LPFT Heroes, and fostering an equal and inclusive environment with our staff networks.

Members of LPFT staff and governors will work together to deliver a presentation to a judging panel on Wednesday 29 September and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 18 November.