Building Better Healthcare Awards 2014: Your guide to the Special Awards category

Has your entry got what it takes to win?

Discovery House picked up the coveted Patients Choice gong in 2012

This week, we are guiding you through the final categories for this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards.

For 2014 there are three Special Awards, all of which are returning after proving popular during the 2013 competition.

The Patient’s Choice Award will be decided by Danny Daniels, vice chairman of the National Association for Patient Participation. He will choose the entry he feels has the biggest impact on patient outcomes and the patient experience.

No entries need be subitted for this prize. Instead the winner will be chosen from across all entries, regardless of category.

Last year, Danny chose Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Newcastle as the recipient of the accolade, saying: “I love the approach they have taken to this and the way people come into such a lovely space.

“The building has good architectural principals and I like the open spaces. It is a building that is very easily navigable and it is furnished very comfortably.”

In 2012 the award went to Discovery House, an £11.5m mental health rehabilitation facility set in the grounds of St George’s Hospital in Lincoln. And, in 2011, it was presented to Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Paul Brooks and Airquee for their work developing The Derby Door.

Jo Makosinski, editor of Building Better Healthcare and awards organiser, said: “This award really is one that all entrants want to win as it is chosen for the positive impact it has on patients. In previous years both products and developments have won, so it is a good reason to ensure entries are as detailed as possible and meet the judging criteria.”

The second award is the Clinician’s Choice Award. This will be picked by Dr Roy MacGregor, former managing partner at the James Wigg Practice at the Kentish Town Health Centre and now a freelance advisor on health premises development. Again the winner will be chosen from all entries across all categories.

Past winners have included the outpatient reception at Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital, the new City of Coventry Health Centre, and Baldry Gardens primary care centre in Streatham.

Finally, 2014 sees the return of the Innovation in P21+ Award .

To mark the 10th year of the procurement channel’s launch, ProCure21+ is releasing a range of ‘repeatable rooms’ and standard components that will help commissioners to secure high-quality, evidence-based designs at a lower cost.

And the impact of these buildings on patients, staff, visitors and local communities will be showcased at the BBH Awards this year, with this special prize, recognising the best overall design.

Entries will be invited from all six principal supply chain partners within the framework who will put forward innovative schemes they have completed over the past 18 months.

Click here to read more about the awards.

Past recipients of the Clinician\'s Choice Award have included City of Coventry Health Centre

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