Top 40 Hat Trick for Southern Trust Hospitals
22/05/2014The Southern Trust’s hospital network – Craigavon and Daisy Hill hospitals- has received a Top 40 Hospital award for the third year running.
Recognising and rewarding 40 of the best performing acute Trusts across the UK, the CHKS 40 Top Awards are based on the evaluation of 22 indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
Interim Director of Acute Services for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Debbie Burns, said: “Each year in our very busy hospitals, there are approximately 370,000 outpatient appointments, 117,000 Emergency Department attendances, 30,000 day cases, 56,000 inpatient admissions and over 6,000 births. While managing over half a million patient contacts each year, our staff are committed to delivering a very high standard of care every day and for every patient so it’s fantastic to have this hard work and dedication recognised through this prestigious award.”
Congratulating staff, Southern Trust Chief Executive, Mairead McAlinden said: “Health and social care is a challenging environment to work in, with a high degree of risk to be managed. But it is also very rewarding and we know how much our care is appreciated by the people we serve. As demand increases year on year, we are always striving to improve our services and to make the best use of the public money we are given.
“The Top 40 Hospital award provides evidence to patients, carers and staff that their hospital is amongst the best performing in the UK in terms of both clinical excellence and efficiency. Every member of staff working in our hospitals – clinicians, managers, porters, coders, domestic and catering staff and all those other staff who support the delivery of care behind the scenes - has played an important role in achieving this award and I am delighted their dedication to delivering safe and effective patient care is being honoured.”
Collecting the Southern Trust CHKS Top 40 hospitals award from Jason Harries, Managing Director, CHKS are Lisa McAreavey, Operational Support Lead for Maternity and Women’s Health, Lynn Lappin, Head of Performance and Sharon Glenny, Operational Support Lead for Surgery and Elective Care, Southern Health and Social Care Trust.