Royal Surrey County Hospital has been shortlisted for the CHKS Top Hospitals programme national patient safety award 2017. 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 is a national award for outstanding performance in providing a safe hospital environment for patients, it is based on a range of 16 indicators, including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality.

CHKS, part of Capita Healthcare Decisions, has used over 27 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals programme awards are judged. 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. Royal Surrey is one of just five shortlisted in this category.

Paula Head, Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Royal Surrey has been shortlisted for this award, which recognises our continuous commitment to improve the safety and outcomes for all of our patients.

“Our patients are at the centre of everything that we do and we strive to deliver a very high standard of care every day, for everyone we treat.”

Andy Lockwood, managing director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “Royal Surrey should take pride in having been shortlisted on the basis of our analysis of patient safety outcomes and we look forward to the next stage in the process which will see us announcing a winner at our awards ceremony.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards will be held in London on 10th May hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley. Guest speaker will be Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE. Over 200 guests will be in attendance including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: BMA, NHS Digital, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS Improvement and acute trusts.

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