13th November 2023

Alder Hey cardiac nurses win prestigious RCN award

RCN Nursing Awards 2023

Innovations in Your Specialty Award
Award Presenter: Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive
Winner: Heart Centre, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust 

Julia Bradbury, Television presenter

This team has developed an app – Little Hearts at Home – to ensure very young children with severe heart defects can be carefully monitored at home while they wait for further surgery. Infants get to thrive in their own environment, outside of the hospital and with close and wider family. Families report feeling reassured and facing fewer difficulties, due to not being in hospital or having to travel. Remote and in-person workshops were delivered to 200 community nurses across 29 regions of the north west network, to give them an overview of the app and get their feedback about what features they needed.