The Dudley Group has made the final shortlist for two categories in the CHKS Top Hospitals awards for its emergency performance and data quality.
The Trust is one of just three organisations to be shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Delivering 24-7 Emergency Care Award’ which is new for 2016 and recognises top performers in key emergency care measures.
Finalists were chosen based on performance in a number of areas such as the number of emergency patients seen within four hours, the average wait for patients in A&E, and the ratio of patients admitted vs. patients discharged at the weekend.
The Trust also made the shortlist in the ‘Data Quality Award’ category which recognises the importance of effective clinical coding and accurate data in ensuring patients receive good quality, appropriate care.
The announcement is the latest in a string of high profile awards and national recognition for the Trust, including the Health Service Journal award for excellent emergency performance which was presented to the Trust at the end of 2015.
Paul Bytheway, Chief Operating Officer at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, said, “It’s fantastic to hear that the Trust has, again, been recognised for its continued hard work and dedication toward providing patients with the very best care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“Being chosen as a finalist for our work in improving data quality shows how this excellent work doesn’t stop on the front line, and extends to those working behind the scenes in hidden, yet essential, back office roles.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday 10th May 2016 at an awards ceremony in London.