Southern Trust recognised as a Top UK Hospital

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Southern Trust’s acute hospital network (Craigavon Area and Daisy Hill) has been named among the top 40 hospitals in the UK at a recent prestigious awards event in London.

The national CHKS Top 40 Hospitals programme recognises acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality, improvement and performance.



The Top Hospitals Award is given to the top 40 trusts in the UK based on the evaluation of over 20 key performance indicators which cover safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

The Southern Trust was also nominated for a Patient Safety Award.

Congratulating staff on this year’s award, Interim Director of Acute Services for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Melanie McClements said, “This award recognises that the Southern Trust is providing high quality care and treatment in our hospitals.



“It is such a credit to our staff, that despite the growing demands and continued challenges they face every day that they are clearly making a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of local people,” she continued.

“We are committed to promoting a culture of excellence within the Southern Trust and this recognition can reassure all of our patients, carers and staff that their hospitals are amongst the best in the UK.

Melanie added, “I would like to pay tribute to every member of staff working in our hospitals who has played an important role in achieving this award and am delighted that their commitment and dedication has been rewarded in this way.”



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