15th April 2016 – Airedale Hospital is shortlisted for top patient safety award for the third year
Airedale Hospital has been shortlisted for a national award for providing a safe hospital environment for its patients and their families by CHKS – an independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services.
The award recognises outstanding performance in providing patient safety and is based on a range of indicators, including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality.
This category is part of the CHKS annual Top Hospitals awards 2016, which recognises and celebrates the success of healthcare organisations for their outstanding achievements in healthcare quality, improvement and their focus on providing the best patient experience.
This is the third time that Airedale has gained this specific award and the Trust has also been named at one of the top 40 hospitals by the CHKS on three occasions and gained a top awards specifically for quality of care.
Bridget Fletcher, Chief Executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award in this category – especially as patient safety is so important in all aspects of our care.
“We could not have achieved this success without our dedicated staff who are committed to providing the best care possible for our patients.”
Sarah Atkinson, managing director, CHKS, said: “Patient safety is incredibly important for every hospital. Every patient who walks through hospital doors should feel confident they are in a safe environment and staff are doing their upmost to provide a safe service. Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has demonstrated this effectively and I wish them good luck for the awards ceremony in May.”
CHKS uses over 25 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals awards are judged. Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS organisation across the UK.