Social Innovation Session with BAe and Morecambe Bay NHS FT
Lancashire Innovation Festival
Social Innovation in Practice – the Morecambe Bay Hood.
The Shared Value Business (TSVB) has come together with the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), engineers from BAE Systems and SME Lancastle to demonstrate how collaboration and shared purpose can drive social innovation for businesses today. The online session will be hosted as part of the Lancashire Innovation Festival on October 5, 2021, at 2.30pm.
Social innovation has been hailed as a key driver in social and economic development, with analysts indicating its contribution in driving sustainable development. Social value consultancy TSVB has supported several businesses and their supply chains to align their operations to their communities and create policies that are geared towards long term social improvement.
The game-changing collaboration between University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, BAe Systems Engineers at Barrow in Furness and Lancastle, a local sewing company in Lancaster, saw the roll out of a reusable full-face protective hood in hospital wards in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The implementation of the project has been acclaimed for its critical intervention through provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for hospital staff on the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic
As a pioneer project in the UK, the ‘Morecambe Bay Hood’ initiative demonstrated capabilities that organisations can cross-deploy to change their local communities. It is also an example of how three very different organisations with very different purposes worked together to rapidly innovate in order to save lives.
“This is a brilliant opportunity for businesses to learn how organisations with very different operating processes and priorities came together with a shared social purpose and created something remarkable, remarkably quickly. I’m very much looking forward to learning about social innovation in a practical setting and I thank the speakers for gifting us their time to share their experience.” Claire Louise Chapman, Director, TSVB.
The Lancashire Innovation Festival offers businesses the opportunity to connect, collaborate and develop resilient platforms to innovate for the future.