Louise Hall, Director of Human Resources, collecting the award on behalf of the Trust

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2019, a prestigious award based on an analysis of data from all hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Top Hospitals awards are data driven and take into consideration all trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The winners are decided by an analysis of over 20 performance indicators carried out by healthcare improvement specialists CHKS.

The data is regularly submitted by hospitals to NHS Digital to help track performance in a number of areas, including quality of care and patient safety. The performance indicators cover: safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. The indicators are revised annually to take into account any newly available performance information.

The Top Hospitals award is one of several awards that make up the CHKS Top Hospitals programme, including national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality.

Louise Stead, Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to have won the CHKS Top Hospitals Award for the twelfth year running.

“We pride ourselves on being a clinically led organisation with quality improvement part of our DNA.

“It is our compassionate and caring people, who are committed to improving outcomes and the experience our patients have that make us a top hospital and we are very proud to once again receive this accolade.”

Moyra Amess, Director, Benchmarking, Assurance & Accreditation, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “The Top Hospital award recognises outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that Royal Surrey is one of our Top Hospitals 2019.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on the 12th June and hosted by ITV News Medical Correspondent Sue Saville.

©2019 Royal Surrey County Hospital

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