DPD are backing an innovation programme for Alder Hey Hospital to help transform Paediatric healthcare.
Run by specialists in corporate innovation, L Marks, Alder Hey’s first start-up accelerator programme is designed to discover innovative solutions to support children, young people and their families.
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for over 330,000 children and young people every year. 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. They are the first accredited Investing in Children hospital in the UK.
The 10 week programme, starting on 10th January, follows a pitch day in November where ten startups presented their ideas. Two were selected following the pitch and they will now work alongside key stakeholders at Alder Hey to develop and test their solutions. This will be followed by a four week ‘commercialisation’ period when the startups will be supported in validating their solutions with support from Alder Hey and the corporate partners.
The two categories and the selected startups in the first stage of the Alder Hey Innovation Lab are:
- Bringing User Experience (UX) to the patient experience; Gamification & the child WOW factor. In partnership with DPD.
- Hospital Optimisation; Rethinking the end-to-end journey. In partnership with Regatta.
Investing in innovation is absolutely crucial to what Alder Hey do and achieve, both now and into the future. This programme is part of the process of ensuring they continue breaking new ground and setting the benchmark for children’s care in the UK.Tim Jones, Director, DPD