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Advancing Quality Awards 2014 – winners announced

Clinical representatives from hospitals across the North West gathered at the Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel yesterday for the second Advancing Quality Awards.

The Awards, launched in 2013, were held to recognise the achievements of the acute and mental health trusts across the North West of England who participate in Advancing Quality and reflect on the impact the programme has had over the last year. This year hospitals were rewarded based on their work in the specific clinical focus areas.

The winners were:

St Helens and Knowsley; Joint Winner: Best Performing Trust for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Winners: Best Performing Trust for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery and Best Performing Trust for Pneumonia.

St Helens & Knowsley AMI, HK, PN Winners

Pictured: Craig Downs and Joanne Booth collecting the trophies on behalf of St Helens and Knowsley

 

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; Winners: Best Performing Trust for Dementia and Best Performing Trust for First Episode Psychosis.

GM West DEM & FEP Winners

Pictured Alison Chapman collecting the trophies on behalf of GMW

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh; Best Performing Trust for Heart Failure

WWL HF Winners

Pictured: Alison Unsworth and David Byrne collecting the trophy on behalf of WWL.

Liverpool Heart and Chest: Winners Best Performing Trust for Coronary Heart Bypass Graft Surgery

 

Pictured: Paul Arnold collecting the trophy on behalf of Liverpool Heart and Chest

Mid-Cheshire; Joint Winner: Best Performing Trust for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Mid Cheshire AMI Winners

Pictured: Liz Huntbach collecting the award on behalf of Mid-Cheshire

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust; Joint Winner: Best Performing Trust for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Royal Liverpool AMI Winners

Pictured: Will Maitland collecting the trophy on behalf of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen.

Salford Royal Foundation Trust; Winners: Best Performing Trust for Stroke

Salford Stroke Winners

Pictured: Mark Lammas collecting the trophy on behalf of Salford Royal

Andrew Binnie, Quality and Performance Manager, Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group said; “AQ addresses the systems of care and engagement that are critical to driving change and while targets and goals are still very important, shifting the focus to seeking continuous improvement is the motivating mind-set.”

Runners up for the Best Performing Trusts were;

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction – Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and Wrightington , Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery – Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool
  • Dementia 5 Boroughs Partnership and Pennine Care NHS Trust
  • Heart Failure – East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust
  • Pneumonia – East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Stroke – Wirral and East Cheshire

Stephen Nixon, Assurance Manager, Grant Thornton said; “data quality remains at a high standard no hospitals fell below the 80% CQUIN threshold and several scored 100%.”

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