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Chelsea and Westminster one of the safest hospitals in the country—it’s official!

17 November 2008

Chelsea and Westminster is one of the safest hospitals for patients to be treated in, according to an independent national report published today (Monday November 17).

Chelsea and Westminster is one of the safest hospitals for patients to be treated in, according to an independent national report published today (Monday November 17).

The Dr Foster Hospital Guide highlights 32 NHS trusts in England that have significantly lower than expected Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios – including Chelsea and Westminster.

This places Chelsea and Westminster among the top 20% of NHS trusts in England for this key indicator of patient safety.

A consistently low hospital mortality ratio signifies clinical excellence an care of the highest quality for all patients.

Analysing and monitoring hospital mortality ratios is an effective starting point to identify and reduce avoidable deaths in hospital.

Heather Lawrence, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, says: “Staff throughout the hospital have worked hard to make Chelsea and Westminster one of the safest hospitals in the country.

“I am delighted that the efforts of our staff have been recognised by the Dr Foster Hospital Guide.”

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