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Royal Surrey Wins National Patient Safety Award

Published on: 23 May, 2017
Updated on: 23 May, 2017

Andy Lockwood, managing director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, presents Jon Cranfield, Royal Surrey’s lead information analyst, and Ian Brandon, Royal Surrey’s head of patient safety and quality, with the award.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital has won a Top Hospitals programme National Patient Safety award 2017. The CHKS (formerly CASPE Healthcare Knowledge Systems) Top Hospitals awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

The patient safety award is a national award for outstanding performance in providing a safe hospital environment for patients, it is based on a range of 16 indicators, including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality.

Royal Surrey was also named one of CHKS Top Hospitals for 2017, an accolade awarded to the top performing trusts.

The award is based on the evaluation of over 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Among the 22 indicators used are: summary hospital-level mortality index;  readmission rate within seven days of delivery; infection rate following caesarean section; rate of deaths in hospital within 30 days of emergency admission with a heart attack (aged 35 to 74); rate of deaths in hospital within 30 days of emergency admission for a stroke; post-operative wound infection; complications of anaesthesia; foreign body left in during procedure; post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis; and post-operative sepsis.

The indicators are revised annually to take into account any newly-available performance information.

Andy Lockwood, managing director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “The staff and management team at the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust should take pride in having won this award. It is made on the basis of analysis of impartial indicators and shows a real commitment to patient safety.”

Paula Head, Royal Surrey’s Chief Executive, added: “Here at the Royal Surrey the safety of our patients is our primary concern and we are always looking to develop innovative ways of working to ensure that we continue to lead in the delivery safety, as well as best treatment and outcomes. I am incredibly proud that this hard work and commitment has been recognised by this national award.”

The awards were presented in London on the 10th May and hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley alongside guest speaker Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Over 200 guests attended including leaders from across the healthcare sector including BMA, NHS Digital, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS Improvement and acute trusts.

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