CWP and the Land Trust
Shortlisted for Prestigious Award
CHESHIRE and Wirral Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust (CWP) are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted
for a Healthcare Transformation Award, for a project run in association with our
partners at the Land Trust.
The awards form part of an event called Health + Care which was held on
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 and Thursday, 29 June 2017, at ExCeL London. Organisers of the event
say that it is Europe's largest integrated health and social care event, which
strives to build relationships between commissioners, providers and care
CWP, along with national land management charity the Land Trust, have been
shortlisted in the Improving Patient and Community Engagement category. This is
due to a highly fruitful partnership that has seen CWP utilising the lush
surroundings of the Countess of Chester Country Park, owned and managed by the
One of the main reasons for the establishing of the partnership, was to aid care
plans provided by teams at our Trust for service users. Care plans provided by
the team within CWP are focussed on individual needs, delivering appropriate,
person Centred care. Through making use of the Countess of Chester Country Park,
the specific elements of physical and mental care for service users and the
wider community can be met through a range of activities.
Among the activities held regularly at the park are; health walks, buggy walks,
Nordic walking, Green Gym, walk to run and parkrun. They all contribute to a
tailored, person Centred approach to healthcare and give people the confidence
and inspiration to actively enhance their wellbeing. Utilising the country park
has meant that health activities have been fully included in programmes of
recovery. In 2016 to 2017, 290 formal health activities took place at the country
park, with more than 1,200 participants.
Commenting on CWP being shortlisted for the award, Avril Devaney, CWP director
of nursing, therapies and patient partnership, said:- "At CWP, we are
delighted to be shortlisted for this award along with our partners from the Land
Trust. The project is hugely beneficial to people who access our services, as it
allows us to provide them with person Centred, care plans."
Working collaboratively with The Land Trust on this initiative has been a
rewarding experience and has brought great value to our organisation.
The country park is located adjacent to the main Countess of Chester Health park
site and is managed on a day to day basis by The Conservation Volunteers. Many
of our staff also use the park, demonstrating how it provides a real and
long-term, sustainable, benefit to health and wellbeing.
Alan Carter, director of portfolio management at the Land Trust, added:-
"We're really proud of our partnership work with CWP at the Countess of Chester
Country Park and are delighted to be shortlisted for this award. We hope the
combination of our long term sustainable vision for this public open space, CWP's commitment towards patient and community engagement, and the passion and
dedication shown by our managing partner The Conservation Volunteers, will prove
to be award winning."