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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital shortlisted for CHKS patient safety award

04 April 2012

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for this year’s CHKS Patient Safety Award—for the second year in a row.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for this year’s CHKS Patient Safety Award—for the second year in a row.

This award—part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme 2012—recognises outstanding performance in providing a safe hospital environment for patients and is based on a range of indicators, including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality.

The CHKS Patient Safety Award is made on the basis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included in the analysis. A number of criteria are used to shortlist trusts and, unlike other awards, they are not judged by a convened panel. Four other organisations have been shortlisted for the award and the winner will be announced in a ceremony on 1st May held in London.

Jason Harries, Managing Director, 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 five shortlisted organisations are:

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newham University Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust