Tunstall Healthcare, the leading provider of telehealthcare solutions, has been named Telehealth/Telecare provider of the year 2012 for the second consecutive year at this year's HealthInvestor Awards, which were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The award recognises the success of Tunstall's 12-month telehealth project in partnership with NHS Halton and St Helens Division of Bridgewater Community Health Services. The project reduced unnecessary hospital admissions by 30% and enabled early discharge for people with long-term conditions, as well as revealing substantial cost savings and almost halving the average length of hospital stay for patients.
Tunstall was awarded the accolade for the second year in a row ahead of competition from other shortlisted telehealth and telecare providers including Bosch, O2 Health, Phillips, Telehealth Solutions and GE Home Healthcare.
Hosted by former athlete and television presenter, Roger Black MBE, the awards were attended by over 1,100 leading independent health sectors figures, celebrating the achievements of firms across 22 different categories. The 2012 judging panel included former health ministers Lord Ara Darzi and Lord Hutton of Furness.
David Cockayne, Tunstall's UK Director of Health & Social Care said:
We are delighted to win this award for the second year running, and to gain further recognition for the work we have done in partnership with NHS Halton and St. Helens. Telehealth has made a real difference to people's lives and delivered significant cost savings, and we're thrilled that industry authorities have recognised our work in improving quality of life for patients and carers across the UK.