Northern Trust named as one of the CHKS 40 Top Hospitals 2013

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust were this week named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2013.

The 40Top award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme and is given to the 40 top performing CHKS client Trusts in the UK.

Sean Donaghy, Chief Executive, Northern HSC Trust, said: “We are delighted to receive this Award which took a number of indicators into account and highlights the excellent work being carried out by staff across the Trust. Staff work extremely hard on a daily basis to improve standards and care for their patients and I’m delighted that their commitment and dedication has been recognised. I would like to thank the staff for their hard work and congratulate them on their achievement.”

The 40Top award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Jason Harries, managing director, CHKS said: “We are delighted that the Northern Trust is one of our 40Top Hospitals for 2013. These awards recognise outstanding performance in 22 areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care.”

Trusts in the 40Top had 20 per cent fewer non-attendances for a first outpatient appointment. Hospitals in the group each used 7,237 fewer bed days to treat a similar case mix and had 326 fewer readmissions. 40Top trusts also outperform other trusts on certain quality measures, for example rate of misadventures, which is 10% lower in the 40Top group.

CHKS is the leading provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independent healthcare sector.

19th May 2013

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