Northern Trust wins CHKS patient safety award

The Northern Trust has won the CHKS Top Hospitals patient safety award 2015 and also a top 40 Hospitals Award. 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 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.

Commenting Tony Stevens, Chief Executive said:

“In making the award to the Trust, CHKS recognised a commitment to driving improvement and engendering a culture of excellence – areas to which the entire team at the Trust continue to devote considerable attention post turnaround.

“I am particularly pleased as the awards signal the very real commitment to improvement at all levels of our hospital services both at Antrim and Causeway.”

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 winner has shown a commitment to driving improvement and engendering a culture of excellence and it is a credit to the staff at Northern Health and Social Care Trust that it has won this award.”

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 awards are judged. Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included.

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

Pictured are:
Jason Harries, Managing Director, CHKS presents the Patient Safety Award to David Farren, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Northern Trust and Neil Martin Performance and Service Improvement Manager, Northern Trust.

26th May 2015

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