Mersey Care’s Director of Security at Ashworth Hospital has won a prestigious national award for security innovation after introducing digital innovations within the high secure setting.
Dave McKenna won the accolade at the National Association for Healthcare Security Awards for a series of initiatives introduced within the hospital to improve the patients’ digital experience.
“I’m delighted to have won this award, which really does reflect on the whole team here at Ashworth, who have worked so hard to ensure the standards of care and the patient experience remains at the highest possible standard,” he said.
“We’re acutely aware of the demographic of our patients in secure services, particularly in relation to our younger service users. It’s important they avoid being isolated from digital technology while being cared for in hospital, particularly when you consider how important a role it plays in all our lives.”
The award judges were particularly impressed with several developments inside Ashworth High Secure Hospital, including: