Media Release

Our Trust wins prestigious CHKS Top Hospitals award

Our Trust has been named as one of the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2018, a prestigious award made on the basis of an analysis of data from all hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Over 20 indicators of performance were analysed by healthcare improvement specialists CHKS.

The Top Hospitals awards are data driven and this year, for the first time, the award considers all trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This means trusts do not have to be a CHKS client to be eligible for a Top Hospitals award. The award is made on the basis of an analysis of over 20 indicators.

The data comes from the information that 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 CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on May 15 and hosted by Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation which represents organisations across the healthcare system.

Jon Green, chief executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the Trust.

“The award underlines that the Trust offers high quality services, delivered by hard-working, caring and knowledgeable staff.

“On behalf of the Trust, I would like to congratulate every Team QEH member for the award and thank them all for their unstinting efforts.”

Mr Dickson said: “The NHS across the UK is doing great things. Too often we dwell on the challenges – and there are plenty – but the CHKS Top Hospitals awards recognise and celebrate the great strides that are being made to improve the quality and safety of care patients receive.

“These awards have become hugely respected not least because they are based on objective data. They offer a great way for hospitals to benchmark their activity and share ideas and best practice.”

Kevin McDonnell, Business Director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “For the first time we have analysed data from every trust, whether they are a client of CHKS or not, for the Top Hospitals award. The award recognises outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is one of our Top Hospitals 2018.”

Over 200 guests including leaders from across the healthcare sector attended the event.

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Photo caption: Our chief executive Jon Green (left) receives the award on behalf of the Trust from Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation

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