Airedale in top 5 Trusts for a national CHKS patient safety award

Posted on May 16, 2018 by AireAdmin No Comments

Photo shows Head of Nursing, Annie McCluskey, and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Deputy Medical Director, Dr Alan Hart-Thomas, collecting the award on behalf of the trust.

Airedale Hospital has been named as one of the top 5 trusts for the CHKS Top Hospitals programme national patient safety award 2018 – the only trust in the North of England.

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 patient safety award is a national award for outstanding performance in providing a safe hospital environment for patients, it is based on a range of 16 indicators, including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality.

The winner of the award was announced last night at a ceremony in London and although Airedale didn’t take the top spot, it was an honour for the trust to be named in the top 5 of hospitals across the country.

CHKS, part of Capita Healthcare Decisions, has used over 27 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals programme awards are judged. The data comes from the information that is regularly submitted by hospitals to NHS Digital to help track performance. Airedale NHS Foundation Trust was one of just five shortlisted in this category.

Kevin McDonnell, Business Director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “Airedale NHS Foundation Trust should take pride in having been shortlisted on the basis of our analysis of patient safety indicators.”

Stacey Hunter, Chief Operating Officer at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:

“We are delighted that we have been recognised in the top 5 CHKS Top Hospitals Programme for patient safety and for the 7th time been awarded a Top 40 Hospital award. This reflects the dedication and commitment of our teams who we are very proud of and is made possible because of their hard work all day, every day on behalf of our local population.”


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