Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) has been named as one of the best in the country for the second year in a row.
The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was announced as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2013 at a ceremony on April 30.
The 40Top award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators for hospitals and covers important areas such as safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive of MCHFT, said: “To be named as one of the top 40 hospitals out of 172 Trusts is a great achievement, and credit must go to our staff who all go the extra mile every day to ensure that patients are given the best care possible.
“After winning the ‘Most Improved Trust’ award last year, we are continuing to raise our standards in all aspects of patient care, safety, and experience, and by being named in top 40 for two consecutive years proves that we are on the right track for the benefit of everybody who uses our services.”
Jason Harries, Managing Director of CHKS, said: “We are delighted that Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of our 40Top Hospitals for 2013. These awards recognise outstanding performance in 22 areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care.”
CHKS Ltd, part of Capita plc, is the leading independent provider ofhealthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independenthealthcare sector. With over 20 years’ experience and having worked with over 300 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.
40Top Hospitals Award
The 40Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of 22 indicators of clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. These indicators are revised annually to take into account newly available performance information, and further information on the awards can be found on the CHKS website - www.chks.co.uk/Award-Categories (external link, opens in new window).