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Trust wins prestigious CHKS Top Hospitals award

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Shaun Curran receives the award from Chris Baker, CEO of Capita Software

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2019, a prestigious award based on an analysis of data from all hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Top Hospitals awards are data driven and take into consideration all trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The winners are decided by an analysis of over 20 performance indicators carried out by healthcare improvement specialists CHKS including length of stay and inpatient surveys.

The data is regularly submitted by hospitals to NHS Digital to help track performance in a number of areas, including quality of care and patient safety. The performance indicators cover: safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care and these indicators are revised annually to take into account any newly available performance information.

Shaun Curran, Director of Operations, who collected the award on behalf of WWL, said; “It is an excellent achievement for WWL to be named one of the Top Hospitals in the country.

“The award is just a reflection of the commitment and dedication shown by the Trust’s staff each and every day to provide safe, quality services to our patients.”

The Top Hospitals award is one of several awards that make up the CHKS Top Hospitals programme, including national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality.

Moyra Amess, Director, Benchmarking, Assurance & Accreditation, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said; “The Top Hospital award recognises outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that WWL is one of our Top Hospitals 2019.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on 12th June and were hosted by ITV News Medical Correspondent, Sue Saville.

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