n CHKS Ltd, part of Capita plc, was formerly known as Caspe Healthcare Knowledge Systems. It is the leading independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independent healthcare sector.
SCARBOROUGH Hospital has been named as one of the country’s top 40 hospitals at a recent awards ceremony.
The awards were given out by healthcare intelligence and improvement services specialist CHKS, which is part of Capita plc.
As well as individual national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality, the company celebrates excellence amongst its clients across the UK with the 40Top Hospitals award.
This award is based on the evaluation of 23 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
Mike Proctor, chief executive of Scarborough trust, said: “We are delighted to be one of the 40 top hospitals, especially in our first year.
“Patient safety continues to be our top priority and this accolade demonstrates the continuing commitment of our staff to improving the quality of the care we provide our patients.”
Jason Harries, managing director at CHKS, said: “We are delighted that Scarborough is one of our 40Top Hospitals for 2012. These awards recognise outstanding performance in 23 areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care.”
The areas which the award is based upon include the reported Clostridium difficile rate for patients aged 65 and over, inpatient survey, rate of emergency readmission to hospital (more than 16 days and less than 28 days), emergency readmission within 28 days of discharge following hip fracture (for patients aged over 65), percentage of elective admissions where planned procedure was not carried out, Summary Hospital-level Mortality Index (SHMI), staff survey, risk-adjusted length of stay and risk-adjusted mortality index.
York Hospital was also in the Top 40.