Posted on Wednesday 11 May 2016
Guy’s and St Thomas’ has won the Quality of Care Award at the 2016 CHKS Top Hospitals Awards for demonstrating its commitment to providing a high level of care for patients.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 10 May.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ was one of just five NHS organisations shortlisted for this prestigious national award which recognises excellence in providing care to patients that is appropriate to their diagnosis and of high quality.
The award is judged on criteria including the length of time patients stay in hospital, waiting times, and the rate of emergency re-admissions.
This is the third year in a row that Guy’s and St Thomas’ has been shortlisted for the Quality of Care Award.
Trust Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard says: “Winning the CHKS Quality of Care Award is a fantastic achievement which has been made possible by the expertise, compassion and dedication of our staff to deliver high quality care to patients.
“This reinforces our recent ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission following their inspection of our services during which they praised our staff as ‘highly committed to the Trust and delivering high quality patient care’ and highlighted many areas of excellent practice throughout the Trust.“
Sarah Atkinson is Managing Director of award organisers CHKS who provide healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independent healthcare sector.
She says: “Every patient is entitled to receive the highest level of care when they attend a hospital and feel confident that they are receiving the necessary care for their diagnosis.
“Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have demonstrated that they strive to achieve this every time and are worthy winners of this award.”