Langley Green mental health hospital shortlisted for national award

A specialist mental health hospital in Crawley has been shortlisted for a national award, which recognises the very best in nursing across the country.

Langley Green Hospital in Crawley, which is provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted for the Workforce Team of The Year award at this year’s Nursing Times Workforce Awards, which brings together nurses and midwives from across the health and care sector.

One of 14 award categories, the Workforce Team of The Year award celebrates teams who have shown significant improvements in areas such as recruitment, retention, training and development opportunities for nurses and support staff.

Langley Green Hospital provides specialist treatment for adults who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties. It has three wards and one Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). 

Rosie Drage, Matron at Langley Green Hospital, said: “To be shortlisted at such a distinguished awards ceremony is incredible. We’re a family at Langley Green and being shortlisted for this award is recognition for every single person who works here that they are doing an excellent job and really making a difference.

“We are always looking for ways to be innovative and find new ways of working to improve patient care but also to make the working environment positive for our staff. An example of this is the Acute Hospital Collaborative which we are launching at Langley Green this summer, which will bring together teams of people from across the hospitals in our Trust so that we can share ideas and learning with one another, but also use the opportunity to network and build stronger working relationships with colleagues at other sites. 

“No matter what happens at the awards ceremony, whether we win or not, we already feel like winners for being shortlisted. We’ve come such a long way at Langley Green from where we were five years ago, and have worked so hard to make huge improvements and progress - this really is validation that we are on the right track.”

The annual award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 25 September at The Brewery conference venue in London.