Salisbury is the only Trust in the country to be shortlisted in two categories by CHKS, independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services. The winner will be announced on 22 April at an awards ceremony in London.
The awards are based on assessments made of all hospitals in the UK. The Patient Safety Award recognises outstanding performance in providing a safe hospital environment for patients and uses a number of criteria, including infection and mortality rates. For the Quality of Care Award, the assessments are made around length of hospital stay, and emergency readmission rates. Four other hospitals are shortlisted in both categories.
Peter Hill, Director of Operations said: “Patient safety and quality of care are two key factors for our patients and, bearing in mind the number of hospitals that could be considered for this award, it is a real achievement for us to be shortlisted in these two categories.
James Coles, Director of Research, CHKS, said: “Patients should be able to rely on their local hospital to provide a clean environment and appropraite, safe treatment at the right time. The Trusts on our shortlist are demonstrating the high standards that all patients should expect from their hospital.”
Notes to editors:
CHKS Ltd is an independent provider of healthcare information and quality improvement services to the NHS and independent healthcare sector. With over 18 years’ experience and working internationally with 480 clients, CHKS has a portfolio of information products, internationally-recognised accreditation programmes and consultancy services which provide clinicians and managers with the information needed to drive improvements in patient care, financial efficiency, clinical effectiveness and quality.
For further information please contact:
Julian Tyndale-Biscoe, InHealth Communications, on 07882 985597 or Paul Robinson, CHKS, on 07973 234830.
Head Office: CHKS Ltd, 1 Arden Court, Arden Road, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6HN. Tel: 01789 761600 Fax: 01789 764608.
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170