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Chelsea and Westminster shortlisted for top patient safety award

14 April 2011

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for this year's CHKS patient safety award—part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme 2011.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for this year's CHKS patient safety award—part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme 2011. The programme, which is now in its eleventh year, celebrates excellence in the areas of patient safety, quality of care and data quality.

The CHKS patient safety award is made on the basis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included in the analysis. Five other organisations have been shortlisted for the award and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in London on 10 May.

The CHKS patient safety award is based on a number of criteria and,unlike other awards, is not judged by a panel.

Jim Coles, Director of Research at CHKS said: “The Government has made it clear that every hospital is accountable to its patients, their families and carers as well as the local community to provide a safe environment.

“Our patient safety award highlights those trusts that clearly share a commitment to driving improvement and engendering a culture of excellence throughout their organisations.”

The six shortlisted organisations are:

  • Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust

The CHKS patient safety award is a national award for outstanding performance in providing a safe hospital environment for patients. It is based on over 20 criteria including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality. The indicators for 2011 include:

  • Rates of deaths in hospital within 30 days of a heart bypass
  • Rates of deaths in hospital within 30 days of non-elective surgery
  • Rates of deaths in hospital within 30 days of elective surgery
  • Deaths in hospital within 30 days of emergency admission for hip fractures
  • Rate of death in hospital within 30 days of emergency admission with a heart attack
  • Deaths in hospital within 30 days of emergency admission for a stroke
  • Deaths in low mortality HRG 3.5
  • Risk adjusted mortality index
  • Readmission rate within 7 days of delivery
  • Emergency readmission within 28 days of discharge following hip fracture
  • Infection rate following caesarean section
  • Obstetric complications for delivery spells
  • Rate of elective caesarean section deliveries
  • Birth trauma injury to neonatal
  • Decubitus ulcer
  • Post operative wound infection
  • Complicationsof anaesthesia
  • Foreign body left in during procedure
  • Post operative pulmonary or deep vein thrombosis
  • Post operative sepis
  • Accidental puncture or laceration