Torbay Hospital wins CHKS Top Hospitals’ 2015 Award

• Group of staff celebrate receiving the award
Group of staff celebrate receiving the CHKS Top Hospitals' 2015 Award

Published: 2 June 2015

South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the 40 best-performing Trusts in England in the CHKS Top Hospitals Award for 2015. The Top Hospitals’ award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme.

CHKS Ltd, part of Capita plc, provides healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independent healthcare sector. It celebrates excellence amongst its clients across the UK, as well as national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality. The award to Torbay Hospital is based on the evaluation of over 20 of the Hospital’s key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Paul Cooper, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive at Torbay Hospital, collected the aware at a ceremony held in London on 19 May attended by leaders from across the healthcare sector including NHS England, Monitor, the Trust Development Authority and several acute trusts.

Paul said: “We are delighted to be named one of the top performing trusts. Targets and performance is just one of a number of ways in which we can measure our patient experience but is nevertheless an important one. The performance measured here shows that we are working in a safe, efficient and effective way.

“This award is an accolade to all our staff who work so hard to ensure that the care we provide is delivered to the highest possible standard.”

Jason Harries, Managing Director, CHKS said: “These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that Torbay Hospital is one of our Top Hospitals 2015.”