Posted on May 07, 2015

Award nomination for Derby A&E

Staff at the Royal Derby Hospital's A&E department have made the shortlist for an award for care excellence. The national award is open to A&E departments across the whole of the UK. A total of six hospital trusts have been shortlisted for the Excellence in Accident and Emergency Care award, which is presented by CHKS as part of its Top Hospitals awards. The aim of the awards is to ensure that the best healthcare providers in the UK are recognised. The hospital trusts that have been nominated for the care excellence award alongside Derby Teaching Hospitals are Dorset County Hospitals, Plymouth Hospitals, South Tees Hospitals, Gateshead Health and Harrogate and District Hospitals, all of which scored highly when examined by the panel. Each hospital was examined on 28 different factors and the findings were then analysed. The process looked at the experience of patients and the outcomes they had when spending time in the relevant A&E departments, with the shortlist drawn from the best-performing hospitals. The MD of CHKS, Jason Harries, confirmed that the winner will be announced later in the month at a ceremony in London. Earlier in the year it was revealed that the Royal Derby Hospital had met the government's target for A&E waiting times for six months in a row. Each of the six shortlisted trusts will be submitting a detailed entry for consideration by the judges, with the judging panel also due to visit three of the trusts before the winner is chosen.
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