The Southern Trust’s acute hospital network – Craigavon area and Daisy Hill - has been reaffirmed as one of the UK’s Top Hospitals for the fourth consecutive year.
The national CHKS Top 40 Hospitals programme recognises acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality, improvement and performance.
The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of over 20 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
Also this year, the Southern Trust was shortlisted for the first time ever for the CHKS National Data Quality Improvement Award.
Congratulating staff on this year’s award, Southern Health and Social Care Trust Chair, Roberta Brownlee said: “Each year in our very busy hospitals, there are approximately 370,000 outpatient appointments, 117,000 Emergency Department attendances, 56,000 inpatient admissions and over 6,000 births. “Our staff are committed to delivering a very high standard of care for every patient.
“We like patients to be at the centre of all that we do.”
And pay particular attention to listening and learning from service users so that we are continuously improving their experience. “
“We are committed to promoting a culture of excellence within the Southern Trust and this recognition once again reassures all of our patients, carers and staff that their hospital is amongst the best in the UK.”
Jason Harries, MD, CHKS said: “These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is one of our Top Hospitals 2015.”