Western Sussex Hospitals wins CHKS Top Hospitals Award

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as been named as one of the best in the country at this year’s CHKS Top Hospitals Awards.

The trust was also ranked in the Top 5 for the quality of experience that patients receive at St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals in West Sussex.

Chief executive Dame Marianne Griffiths said: “We are absolutely thrilled be named a CHKS Top Hospitals Award Winner again.

“What is special about this prize is that the CHKS awards are data-driven and every trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is judged on the same information.

It is an absolute honour to accept this award, which is down to the incredible hard work of staff and their commitment to provide exceptional patient care

“The number crunchers focus in particular on safety and efficiency, which means Top Hospital 2019 winners are safer for patients, more effective, more efficient and have lower mortality.

“Best of all, being named a Top Hospital 2019 winner is reassuring for our patients and an accolade all our staff and volunteers should take immense pride in.”

Western Sussex Hospitals was also named among the ‘Top 5’ trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Patient Experience category.

The trust was judged on a range of patient experience indicators, including inpatient surveys, A&E surveys, outpatient or maternity, friends and family tests, and Patient-led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) scores.

Chief nurse Dr Maggie Davies collected the trust’s winning trophy at the ceremony held at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

Maggie said: “It is an absolute honour to accept this award, which is down to the incredible hard work of staff and their commitment to provide exceptional patient care, which is acknowledged by CHKS. Well done to everyone in the trust.”

Moyra Amess, director for benchmarking, assurance and accreditation for Capita Healthcare Decisions, which runs the CHKS awards, 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 Western Sussex Hospitals is one of our Top Hospitals 2019.”

If you are interested in a career with Western Sussex Hospitals please visit www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk/jobs

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