Western Health and Social Care Trust wins CHKS Patient Survey Award


Western Health and Social Care Trust wins CHKS Patient Survey Award

Western Health and Social Care Trust has won 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 based on the evaluation of a number of criteria1. Unlike other awards, it is not judged by a convened panel. Every Trust that works with CHKS is included in the analysis and judgment is made using publicly available datasets.


Elaine Way, Western Trust Chief Executive said: "I am delighted and proud to receive such a prestigious award on behalf of the Western Trust and I would like to commend staff for their ongoing support to patient safety.  Patient safety is a top priority for the Trust and this award is in recognition of our continuous commitment to our patients."


Dr Anne Kilgallen, Western Trust Medical Director said: "This award should provide assurance to our patients that the Trust is committed to patient safety initiatives such as reducing hospital acquired infections and preventing clots in patients admitted to hospital.  Our staff will continue to work hard to provide the best quality care to patients in the Western area."


Jim Coles, director of research, CHKS said: "Hospital safety is an issue that galvanises public opinion about the NHS. We must not forget 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."