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17 September 2010 at 15:50
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is one of the country’s top-performing NHS organisations when it comes to managing taxpayers’ money.

The Audit Commission scored the Trust as “performing strongly” following an inspection earlier this year and operating well above minimum required standards. The Trust is now ranked at the highest level the Commission can award and has moved up its rankings every year since 2006.

This consistent improvement has come while the Trust has continued to invest strongly in patient care – for example, by employing an extra 80 full-time nurses over the past four years.

In reaching its conclusion, the Audit Commission inspected the Trust’s financial reporting and management, its financial standing, internal controls and whether it delivered value for money.

Trust chairman Sir Ron Watson CBE said: “The Audit Commission’s verdict is a further indication of the quality service the Trust provides for local people.

“I would like to thank all our staff who have made this excellent result possible which is an important contribution to the high level of patient care the Trust aims for.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 704494

Notes to editors

The Audit Commission is an independent watchdog, driving economy, efficiency and effectiveness in local public services to deliver better outcomes for everyone. It works across local government, health, housing, community safety and fire and rescue services means that we have a unique perspective.