Western Sussex Hospitals wins CHKS Top Hospital award 2018

Monday May 21, 2018

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious award made only to the best-performing hospitals in the country.

The trust, which runs St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Southlands Hospital in Shoreham and Worthing Hospital has been announced as a CHKS Top Hospital 2018.

The Top Hospital awards are data driven with more than 20 indicators of performance analysed by healthcare improvement specialists CHKS to determine the ‘Top Hospitals’ in England, Wales and Northern Ireland every year.

Chief executive of Western Sussex Hospitals, Marianne Griffiths, said: “We are proud to be ranked among the very best hospitals in the country, grouped by CHKS for the quality of services our patients receive.

“This Top Hospital award recognizes our strong record of delivering on health outcomes and patient safety, which is entirely due to the hard work of our staff and their ambition to always do the best for patients.

This Top Hospital award recognises our strong record of delivering on health outcomes and patient safety

“As an organisation we are committed to continuous improvement and this award provides further assurance to our community that they can have every confidence in the quality of care provided by Western Sussex Hospitals.”

The Top Hospital award data comes from NHS Digital information which tracks hospital performance in a number of areas, including patient safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Kevin McDonnell, business director at 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 Western Sussex Hospitals is one of our Top Hospitals 2018.”

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, 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.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on the 15 May and hosted by NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson with guest speaker Dr Ed Coates. More than 200 guests including leaders from across the healthcare sector attended the event.

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