For the fourth consecutive year, County Durham and Darlington
NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the CHKS 40 Top
The Trust was among the UK's top hospitals which gathered at a
ceremony in London for the eleventh anniversary of the prestigious
CHKS Top Hospital awards where they received accolades for
excellence in patient safety, quality of care and data quality.
The CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2011, which celebrate excellence
amongst CHKS clients across the UK, are based on the evaluation of
21 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical
effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and
quality of care.
Laura Robson, Executive Director of Nursing and Service
Transformation at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
said: "We are delighted that the Trust has once again been
recognised in the Top 40 Hospital Awards. This is a real
achievement and recognises the ongoing commitment of the
organisation to deliver the highest standard of care and treatment
to our patients and to consistently improve the overall patient
experience at each of our hospital sites."
James Coles, director of research, CHKS, said: "Hospitals are
accountable to their patients, their families and their local
communities to provide a safe environment and high standards of
patient care. Our award winners this year share a commitment to
driving improvement and engendering a culture of excellence
throughout their organisations.
Published: 17 May 2011
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital