4th November – Invite to special screening of ground-breaking films in Keighley about the Power of People to improve the NHS

Posted on November 4, 2015 by AireAdmin

If you are interested in attending the below event please confirm your attendance by emailing Lyndsay.Mackenzie@anhst.nhs.uk before Friday 19 November.

Power of People, an inspirational series of mini documentaries which bring health care improvement to life and show the personal stories behind change, are being shown at a special screening at Keighley Picture House, 132 North St, Keighley BD21 2BN, on Friday 27 November, 1 – 2.30pm.

The series, commissioned by the Health Foundation –  an independent charity working to improve healthcare in the UK – includes a powerful film about Airedale Hospital’s successful Gold Line service which helps people who may be in the last years of their life.

‘Power of People’ shows the tremendous, positive impact that the provision of good health care can have on people’s lives and how health care professionals and patients come together to tackle the challenges faced by the NHS.

The event will include a Q&A session with people involved in making the films and running the Gold Line. As the cinema has limited seating, please confirm your attendance by emailing Lyndsay.Mackenzie@anhst.nhs.uk before Friday 19 November.

Operating from Airedale Hospital, Gold Line provides a 24-hour nurse-led  telephone advice, support and care co-ordination service for patients with a serious illness, who may be in their last year of life. This innovation was created in partnership with patients, their carers, GPs, commissioners, and Manorlands and was made possible through a grant from The Health Foundation.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust was one of nine health organisations chosen to gain an award from the Health Foundation –– as part of its £4.6m ‘Shared Purpose’ programme.  Airedale Hospital won a bid for £420,000 for anew project to use technology to improve the care for patients who are at the end of their life. One of these developments was the Gold Line service.

These high quality mini documentaries about innovations that have made a difference to patient care, have been produced by the Lightbox company who have worked on documentaries such as Man on Wire and Keeping Britain Alive – which placed over 100 cameras across Britain’s NHS on a single day. Hollywood director James Kent, known for his film Testament of Youth, produced our film about the Gold Line service. One of the aims of the films is to inspire people working in the NHS to think about other possible innovative ways of working.