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Creating a brighter future for children through a successful partnership between Strasys and Alder Hey.

A collaboration between Strasys and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has led to winning the “Public/Private partnership of the year” at the HealthInvestor Awards 2024.

The partnership was formed by the leaders of both organisations to address the current challenges of care and health inequalities and to create a brighter and healthier future for children, young people, and families (CYPF).

Building on a groundbreaking new vision developed through Strasys’ scientific rigour, radical thinking and putting the needs of CYPF first, the partnership focus is to reshape the future of paediatric care and enhance the life prospects for CYPF.

John Grinnell, Managing Director/CFO of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted that our team has been recognised in this manner. We were committed to thinking differently and breaking away from the traditional approaches in the NHS to deliver greater impact and outcomes for children and young people. This already has had a significant difference not only to CYPF but our staff too. Now, in partnership with Strasys, we continue on our mission to support health systems around the world to improve care for children.”

Naeem Younis, Founder and CEO of Strasys adds: “We are thrilled to be recognised by HealthInvestor, a testament to the collaboration and dedication of both teams. We take pride in supporting Alder Hey by empowering the leadership team to think creatively to address some big challenges. This partnership has shown that our innovative approach can foster the development of radical solutions, inspire staff, and build a commitment to change. There is still much work to be done in addressing inequalities and building a brighter future for children. As partners we are committed to delivering a lasting impact.”

Notes to Editors

About Strasys

Strasys is a leading analytics and innovation agency founded in 2015. It partners with healthcare organisations, systems, and governments across the UK and internationally to build healthier and thriving communities.

Strasys puts forward a different way of thinking to unlock and design a different future through a unique combination of advanced analytics, AI, scientific rigour and personal empowerment.​

With a richness of skills and expertise spanning over three decades, Strasys moves health and care system thinking away from compliance and process management to customer experience management and become learning organisations.

Its mission is to enable leaders to innovate and make informed decisions, placing the right people in the right places to do the right jobs with the right resources, services, and capabilities, resulting in a healthier future for all.

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About Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for over 330,000 children and young people every year. Alder Hey delivers clinical excellence for all children, for routine illnesses as well as very complex and rare conditions.

One of four stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK, it is a national centre for neuro and craniofacial surgery, a regional centre for burns injuries and a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease. Alder Hey as an NIHR funded Clinical Research Facility (CRF) that specialises in the design, and delivery, of early phase drug trials in children with a wide range of conditions.

The Trust is one of only four epilepsy surgical centres in the UK and one of only two accredited major trauma centres in the North West. Alder Hey is also a respiratory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) surge centre and is the referral centre for the treatment of congenital heart defects in North West England, North Wales and Isle of Man. It became the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus in 2010.

Alder Hey is the first accredited Investing in Children hospital in the UK. It has a dedicated patient experience programme which includes the award winning Alder Hey Arts involving music therapy, dance programmes, storytelling and animation projects. It is also one of a few hospitals to have a Children and Young Person’s Forum.

Alder Hey opened a new hospital ‘Alder Hey in the Park’ in 2015. Europe’s first hospital in a park, the new facility provides a purpose-built, unique and world class healing environment for children and young people.

Alder Hey is supported by The Alder Hey Children’s Charity which aims to raise vital funds for lifesaving equipment, research projects and patient experience initiatives.

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