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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for CHKS national healthcare efficiency award

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for CHKS national healthcare efficiency award

Kingston Hospital has been shortlisted for the CHKS national healthcare efficiency award, part of the CHKS annual Top Hospitals programme awards 2017.The Top Hospitals awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are awarded to healthcare organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

The healthcare efficiency award is new for 2017 and Kingston Hospital is one of just five Trusts to be shortlisted. The award recognises organisations that have achieved high standards of operational excellence and outperform their peers on a range of 14 efficiency indicators that support care quality and patient outcomes.

The hospital has received this nomination based on excellent performance in a number of areas, including average length of hospital stays, rate of emergency readmissions, percentage of A&E attendances departed in four hours and average duration of initial assessment. All of these efficiency factors aided reduced delays to discharge, meaning shorter waits for patients in A&E.   

Duncan Burton, Director of Nursing and Patient Experience at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted to hear that Kingston Hospital has been shortlisted for the CHKS national healthcare efficiency award. It is essential for NHS organizations to provide a thorough yet efficient health service for patients, and this nomination reflects how all our staff are pulling together to achieve this."      

Andy Lockwood, Managing Director at Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “Kingston Hospital should take pride in having been shortlisted on the basis of our analysis of efficiency outcomes and we look forward to the next stage in the process which will see us announcing a winner at our awards ceremony.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards will be held in London on 10th May hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley. Guest speaker will be Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE. Over 200 guests will be in attendance including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: BMA, NHS Digital, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS Improvement and acute Trusts.

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Notes to editors

CHKS award hospital Trusts on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is included.

The Trusts shortlisted for the national healthcare efficiency award are:

  • Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Indicators used were:

  • Rate of emergency readmission to hospital (>16; 28 days)

  • Percentage of elective admissions where planned procedure not carried out (not patient decision)

  • Risk adjusted length of stay

  • Reference Cost Index (RCI)

  • Percentage of elective inpatients admitted on day of procedure

  • Percentage of patients >65 with fractured neck of femur with pre-op LoS<=2

  • % Potential reduction in beddays

  • A&E % unplanned attendances departed within 4hrs

  • A&E % unplanned attendances who were reattendances(unplanned)

  • Average duration to initial assessment (minutes, unplanned attendances)

  • Average Length of Stay (Spell Trimmed 1-49 days)

  • Outpatient New to follow-up ratio

  • Weekend discharge rate for emergencies as percentage of weekdays

  • Delayed discharge (excess days above HRG spell trim points)

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