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Kingston Hospital wins national healthcare efficiency award and seventeenth consecutive Top Hospital award

Thursday 11 May 2017

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that it has won the CHKS national healthcare efficiency award and has been named one of the 40 Top Hospitals at the annual CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards 2017. The awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are awarded to healthcare organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

Kingston Hospital was named one of the 40 Top Hospitals CHKS award ceremony, an award the Trust has now won 17 years in a row. The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of 22 performance indicators including safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.  

The Trust also won the national healthcare efficiency award, a new award for 2017 recognising the 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 award highlights the Trusts excellent performance in a number of areas of efficiency including the average length of hospital stays, rate of emergency readmissions and the percentage of A&E attendances departed in four hours. All of these factors aid reduced delays to discharge, meaning shorter waits for patients in A&E.    

Ann Radmore, Chief Executive at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Kingston Hospital has won two awards at the Top Hospitals programme awards. Our seventeenth annual Top Hospital award shows how we are consistently outperforming many other Trusts in the country and I am extremely proud of all our staff that we have been able to achieve this.

“Winning the healthcare efficiency award is perhaps an even bigger achievement. It is vitally important for all NHS organisations to provide a thorough yet efficient health service for patients, and this award reflects how all our staff are pulling together to achieve this."           

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on the 10th May and hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley alongside guest speaker Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE. Over 200 guests attended 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 Editor

Trusts shortlisted for the national healthcare efficiency award were:

  • 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 for the healthcare efficiency award 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

  • % Potential reduction in bed days

  • A&E % unplanned attendances departed within 4hrs

  • A&E % unplanned attendances who were re-attendances (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)

 

The Top Hospital award indicators for 2017 were:

 

  • Reported C-difficile rate for patients aged 2 and over

  • Day case rate (relative weighted performance across BADS directory)

  • Day case conversion to inpatient rate (vs national rates, case mix adj per BADS)

  • Depth of coding (not case mix adjusted)

  • Percentage of coded episodes with signs and symptoms as a primary diagnosis (episode 2)

  • Percentage of uncoded spells

  • CQC inpatient survey (overall care question)

  • Percentage of outpatient first appointments not attended (treatment function adjusted)

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

  • Emergency readmission within 28 days of discharge following hip fracture (65+)

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

  • Reference Cost Index (RCI)

  • Summary Hospital-level Mortality Index (SHMI)

  • Staff survey (overall job satisfaction question)

  • Risk adjusted length of stay

  • Risk adjusted mortality index

  • Rate of emergency readmission to hospital following AMI within 28 days

  • Rate of emergency readmission to hospital within 14 days - COPD

  • Percentage of elective inpatients admitted on day of procedure

  • Patient misadventure rate (ICD-based)

  • Percentage of patients >65 with fractured neck of femur

  • Unnecessary admissions via A&E

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