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We were so excited to be nominated for the HSJ awards. Suzy, Audrey, Phoebe & Del together with Deputy Chairman Jonathan Grant attended the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Donisthorpe was the only care home in the Improving Care with Technology. We were pipped at the post by The Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust but we were so chuffed to be recognised for the pioneering work we are doing with TPP and the SystmOne programme.

Here is an extract from TPP website

Care homes are delivering safe, proactive, personalised care through the sharing of electronic medical records using the new SystmOne Care Homes module.

With 20% of people over the age of 85 permanently residing in care homes1, there is an increasing need to provide support for the elderly. Donisthorpe Hall Care Home, one of the largest in Yorkshire, has been viewing the electronic medical records of residents to provide the highest levels of care and support. The electronic medical record contains data from other services caring for the person, including GP practices and urgent care providers, enabling them to coordinate care across the whole health system.

In addition, staff in care homes often need to act on behalf of residents. The use of SystmOne is enabling these staff to make those decisions based on accurate and up to date information.

Donisthorpe Hall has been working with close support from local GP practices and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on the deployment of SystmOne Care Homes. The project will help address the national issues surrounding elderly care as well as the new enhanced services requirements around adopting a whole system approach to reduce unplanned hospital admissions.

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Donisthorpe Hall provides residential, nursing and dementia care for a maximum of 189 residents. Care is provided in seven specialist units. The home has a longstanding association with the Jewish community in Leeds but also offers care to people of other faiths or beliefs.

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