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16 December 2016 at 11:58
The outstanding progress staff made towards meeting waiting times in A&E has won Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust an award for Most Improved Trust in the North of England.

A&E at the Trust has been a consistent top performer in Cheshire and Merseyside since the summer.

The award was made at a collaborative event in Leeds for NHS trusts earlier this month by NHS Improvement (NHSI), the national quality and financial regulator.

Ailsa Brotherton, from NHSI, said: “The team at Southport and Ormskirk has delivered focused improvements and have won the award for the Most Improved Trust in terms of their A&E performance during the collaborative.

“This is impressive work against a backdrop of increasing challenges and increasing demand. Huge congratulations to the whole team.”

Dr Dave Snow, Associate Medical Director for Urgent Care at the Trust, said: “A&E is the most visible sign of a busy hospital. We’ve shown how staff working together across the hospital from the front door, to discharge and out into the community can create great results for patients.”

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. A&E care is provided for adults at Southport hospital and for children at Ormskirk hospital. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.

2. A&E Attendances and Emergency Admissions 2016-17 (NHS England)