Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has made it four in a row – having been named among the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for the fourth time at an awards ceremony in London.
The latest accolade means that the Trust has been awarded the prestigious honour in each year of its existence.
The 40Top Hospitals award is awarded to the 40 top-performing CHKS client trusts and the rankings are based on 23 key measures of quality, including clinical effectiveness, patient experience and quality of care. All NHS Acute Trusts are entered into the survey, which is run every year by CHKS, the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services.
Trust Chairman Mike Viggers (centre) and Finance Director Spencer Prosser (right) attended the awards ceremony on behalf of the staff at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, which manages St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Worthing Hospital and Southlands Hospital in
Shoreham. Mike Viggers said: “This award is all about our staff, and I was delighted to be able to accept it on their behalf. I hope all of the 6,500 people who work for the Trust feel justifiably proud about their contribution towards making this Trust one of the best there is.
“Being named among the CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2012 is a recognition of the excellence of the work that our staff deliver every day, and they reflect how we are doing in the areas which matter most to patients – infection control, safety, clinical quality.”
Jason Harries (left), CHKS managing director, said: “We are delighted that Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust is one of our 40Top Hospitals for 2012. These awards recognise outstanding performance in 23 areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care.”