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Chelsea and Westminster shortlisted for two top hospitals awards

08 April 2014

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been shortlisted for two CHKS Top Hospitals awards—Patient Safety and Quality of Care.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been shortlisted for two CHKS Top Hospitals awards—Patient Safety and Quality of Care.

The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are given to acute organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

The Patient Safety award 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 Quality of Care award is given for excellence in high quality care to patients, appropriate to their diagnosis. It is based on a number of criteria including the length of time patients stay in hospital, the rate of emergency re-admissions and whether the care pathway proceeded as it was originally intended.

CHKS has used 25 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals programme awards are judged. Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included.

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards will be held in London on 13 May.