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27 May 2009 at 10:56

For the eighth year running Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been named as one of the CHKS 40 Top Hospitals 2009. These awards celebrate excellence amongst CHKS clients across the UK and are based on the evaluation of 21 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in London hosted by CHKS, the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services.

Commenting on the Trust’s achievement, Chief Executive Jonathan Parry said, “We have entered this programme for the last eight years and each year we have been named in the 40 Top Hospitals and this is a fantastic achievement. It is the hard work of all our staff that has enabled us to win this award. Their skill, dedication and commitment have improved the quality of care we provide to our patients and the health community. This award is particularly satisfying as it is an opportunity to be judged against other Trusts across the country.”

James Coles, Director of Research, CHKS, said: “We are delighted that Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been named as one of our 40 Top Hospitals 2009. These awards recognise outstanding performance in 21 areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care.”


Notes to editors:

Picture shows Cathy Byrne, Risk Manager (centre) and Michelle Morgan Clinical Governance Manager receiving the award from Jason Harries Managing director CHKS

1 The CHKS 40 Top Hospital Awards are based on 21 indicators including:

• Risk adjusted mortality
• Risk adjusted length of stay
• Rate of emergency readmission to hospital - 28 days
• Rate of emergency readmission to hospital following treatment for a fractured hip
• Day case rate for target procedures (case mix adjusted)
• Day case conversion rate (case mix adjusted)
• Overall data quality
• Rate of emergency readmission to hospital following AMI within 28 days
• Rate of emergency readmission to hospital within 14 days - COPD
• % of elective inpatients admitted on day of procedure
• Pre-op length of stay for fractured neck of femur
• Pre-op length of stay for elective surgery
• % Elective In-patient admission with no procedure
• Reported MRSA bacteraemia rate
• Reported C-difficile rate for patients aged 65 and over
• Procedure not carried out - hospital decision
• Inpatient Survey
• A&E survey
• Patient misadventures
• Obstetrics complications for delivery spells
• Outpatient DNA – first attendance.

2 CHKS Ltd, part of the Capita Group Plc, is the leading independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independent healthcare sector. With over 20 years’ experience and working internationally with 480 clients, CHKS has a portfolio of information products, internationally-recognised accreditation programmes and consultancy services which provide clinicians and managers with the information needed to drive improvements in patient care and experience, financial efficiency, clinical effectiveness and quality. The CHKS Advisory Board was set up in 2007 to provide direction and advice on strategic healthcare issues in the UK and overseas.


For media enquires please contact:

Julian Tyndale-Biscoe, InHealth Communications, on 07882 985597 or Paul Robinson, CHKS, on 07973 234830.

Head Office: CHKS Ltd, 1 Arden Court, Arden Road, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6HN
Tel: 01789 761600 Fax: 01789 764608

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk