NHS Borders welcomed Cabinet Secretary for Health, Alex Neil this week when he congratulated NHS Borders staff on being named in the CHKS 40Top Hospitals awards 2014.
Last month, NHS Borders was named one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2014, an award given to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts and boards. The 40Top award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKSTop Hospitals programme. As well as national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality, CHKS celebrates excellence amongst its 400 clients across the UK. The 40Top award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. John Raine, NHS Borders Chair who received the award on behalf of the staff said: “This is a tremendous and well deserved achievement.”