With over 200 acute hospital Trusts, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust was one of five shortlisted candidates for the Acute Hospital of the Year award finishing up as a successful finalist in the category.
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Key to the Trust's submission was the high standards of care, good management performance and its standing within the health community which was reflected in a successful NHS Foundation Trust application.
Its approach to patient and public involvement was also a key factor, as was the innovation and professionalism of its staff, which led to the implementation of a wide range of service improvements that benefit patients throughout the year.
Dr Frank Harsent, Chief Executive at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: " When you consider the number of acute hospitals that there are, it is an enormous achievement to have reached the final selection in the Health Service Journal Awards."
"This recognises the enormous achievements of our staff over the past year and the way they have gone about their day to day duties. It's their professionalism and commitment that makes the hospital what it is for our patients and the wider community. It is also their innovation and creativity that has taken us to where we are today." Ends
For further information please contact: Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, SP2 8BJ. Tel: 01722 425170