Top Award for Newcastle Hospitals
The Newcastle Hospitals has been announced as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2012. Healthcare intelligence and improvement services specialist CHKS announced the winners of its Top Hospitals programme awards at a special ceremony held in London earlier this month.
As well as individual national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality, CHKS 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.
Kingsley Smith, Chairman for Newcastle Hospitals said: “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award on behalf of the Trust – an award which is testament to the high standards of care our staff are dedicated to providing whilst excelling at their day to day jobs. And importantly it must be good to know that by choosing the Newcastle Hospitals, patients can be assured that they will receive healthcare which is recognised to be at its very best."
Kingsley Smith, Chairman, receiving award from Jason Harries, MD of CHKS
Jason Harries, Managing Director, CHKS said: “We are delighted that the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 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.”
More about the 40Top Hospitals Award
The 40Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of 23 indicators of clinical
effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. Revised annually to take into account newly available performance information, this year’s indicators include:
- Reported Clostridium difficile rate for patients aged 65 and over
- Day case rate (relative weighted performance across British Association of Day Surgery directory)
- Day case conversion to inpatient rate (compared with national rates, case mix adjusted as per BADS)
- Depth of coding (not case mix adjusted)
- Percentage of coded episodes with signs and symptoms as a primary diagnosis
- Percentage of uncoded episodes
- Inpatient survey (overall care question)
- Percentage of outpatient first appointments not attended (specialty adjusted)
- Patient-reported outcomes score (across four procedures, per EQ-5D)
- 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 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 myocardial infarction within 28 days
- Rate of emergency readmission to hospital within 14 days for COPD
- Percentage of elective inpatients admitted on day of procedure
- Patient misadventure rate (ICD-based)
- Percentage of patients over 65 years with fractured neck of femur with pre-operative length of stay less than or equal to two days
- Unnecessary admissions via A&E.