8th April 2015 – Airedale Hospital is shortlisted for top patient safety award

Posted on April 8, 2015 by AireAdmin

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a national award for patient safety by CHKS – an independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services.

The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement. The CHKS patient safety award 2015 recognises outstanding performance in providing a safe hospital environment for patients and is based on a range of indicators, including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality.

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme patient safety award 2015 is made on the basis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust in the county is included in the analysis. Over 20 criteria are used to shortlist trusts and, unlike other awards, they are not judged by a convened panel.

CHKS has used over 25 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals programme awards are judged. Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included.

This is the second 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.

“Our success is due to the hard work of all our staff  and they will be pleased to share this success.”

Jason Harries, managing director, CHKS said: “Every hospital is accountable to its patients, their families and carers as well as the local community to provide a safe environment. Our patient safety award highlights those trusts that clearly share a commitment to driving improvement and engendering a culture of excellence throughout their organisations and it is a credit to the staff at [add Trust name] that it has been shortlisted for this award.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards will be held in London on 19th May and is set to be attended by over 200 guests including leaders from across the healthcare sector, from the Department of Health, Royal Colleges, and acute trusts.