We have recently been shortlisted for two national CHKS awards as part of the CHKS annual Top Hospitals programme for 2017. The awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are given to healthcare organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement. For the third year running we have been shortlisted for the Quality of Care Award, which is a fantastic achievement (we won it in 2015), and this year we have also been shortlisted for a new award, Healthcare Efficiency. This goes to underline our developing culture where we are combining top quality care with excellent financial management and efficiency which is vital to protect and develop the high quality services we want to give to patients.
The Quality of Care Award is given on excellence in high quality care to patients, and is based on a number of criteria including the length of time patients stay in hospital, the rate of emergency re-admissions and whether the care pathway proceeded as originally intended. The Healthcare Efficiency Award, new for 2017, recognises organisations that have achieved high standards of operational excellence and outperform their peers on a range of 14 efficiency indicators that support care quality and patient outcomes.
Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is included. We are one of just five Trusts shortlisted in each category and this recognition is testament to the commitment of everyone that forms part of Team ASPH. The awards will be held in London on 10th May.