King's Lynn hospital wins national award for care quality
Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been named as one of the best performing hospitals in the British Isles at a major health awards event.
The trust was named among the 40 top hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the annual CHKS Top Hospitals study.
The awards were presented at a ceremony in London last Tuesday attended by the QEH's chief executive, Jon Green.
He said: "I was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the Trust.
"The award underlines that the Trust offers high quality services, delivered by hard-working, caring and knowledgeable staff.
"I would like to congratulate every Team QEH member for the award and thank them all for their unstinting efforts."
The awards assess 22 indicators of clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson said: "The NHS across the UK is doing great things. Too often we dwell on the challenges - and there are plenty - but the CHKS Top Hospitals awards recognise and celebrate the great strides that are being made to improve the quality and safety of care patients receive.
"These awards have become hugely respected not least because they are based on objective data. They offer a great way for hospitals to benchmark their activity and share ideas and best practice."
Kevin McDonnell, business director for Capita Healthcare Services, added: "The award recognises outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care.
"We are delighted that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is one of our Top Hospitals 2018."
CAPTION - QEH chief executive Jon Green, left, accepts the award from NHS Confederation chief Niall Dickson