Two bits of good news
The first bit of good news is that the Royal Surrey is one of five hospitals shortlisted for the CHKS Top Hospitals programme patient safety award 2014. The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers and are given to acute organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.
CHKS has 25 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data and the RSCH is one on many hospitals which uses them for data analysis. Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of over 20 publicly available datasets including hospital acquired infections, mortality, emergency readmissions after critical operations. Every NHS acute trust in the UK is included.
Results will be announced at the CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards event in London on 13th May.
The second bit of good news is that Royal Surrey’s Wisley and Ewhurst wards are two of five hospital wards to become the first in the country to receive an Elder Friendly Quality Mark in recognition of the support staff give to older people.
The Quality Mark is run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was developed in partnership with organisations including Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing and British Geriatrics Society. It has been established to encourage hospital wards to become involved in improving the quality of essential care of older people and to recognise good care provision, as identified by patient feedback.