Airedale Hospital named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2017

Posted on May 16, 2017 by AireAdmin No Comments

Denise Todd and John O’Dowd (right) accepting the award

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has been judged as one of the 40 top performing hospitals in the country.

It was named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2017 by the independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement at a ceremony in London on 10 May.  This is the sixth time that Airedale has been named as one of the top 40 hospitals by CHKS and this year it is the only trust in West Yorkshire to receive the honour.

Denise Todd, head of nursing and John O’Dowd, consultant histopathologist collected the award on behalf of the Trust.

Over 200 guests took part in the awards ceremony which was hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley, with Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE as guest speaker.  The guest list included attendees from across the healthcare sector including the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS England, NHS Improvement, NHS Digital and acute trusts.

The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of over 20 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Airedale chief executive Bridget Fletcher said: “We are delighted to be judged as one of the top 40 hospitals in the country by CHKS.  This success is entirely due to our hard-working, compassionate staff and their commitment to providing safe, high-quality services for our patients.  This is the sixth time we have received this honour which is a testament to our ability to maintain excellent services year after year.”

Andy Lockwood, managing director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that Airedale is one of our Top Hospitals 2017.”

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 about every NHS organisation across the UK.

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