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Delta Wellbeing and Hywel Dda University Health Board have been shortlisted for three awards at the inaugural HSJ Digital Awards.

Delta CONNECT – an enhanced enhanced lifeline and telecare service across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion – has been shortlisted in the Connecting Health and Social Care through Digital category for supporting elderly and vulnerable people to live independently in their homes.

The Virtual Orthopaedic Prehabilitation which is part of the wider telehealth project with Tunstall Healthcare has been shortlisted for two awards: Supporting Elective Recovery Through Digital and Optimising Clinical Pathways through Digital. The telehealth project supports patients across the region to monitor cardiac, lung function, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remotely from their own homes; and has been expanded further to include orthopaedic patients following the COVID pandemic to support and optimise their health and wellbeing whilst awaiting surgery.

An impressive 314 entries have been received for the HSJ Digital Awards 2023, with 164 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 120 organisations) reflecting the breadth of innovation and care across the UK's health and care systems.

In its opening year, the HSJ Digital Awards aims to shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the digital sector deliver on a daily basis.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Delta Wellbeing and Hywel Dda University Health Board on being shortlisted as a finalist. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice!

“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in June, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service. But we never forget that the award ceremony is not just a celebration within a night, but a platform to recognise the hard work of staff, all year round.”

The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Manchester Central on June 22.

More information on the HSJ Digital Awards.