12th November 2014
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.
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.
Pictured Alison Chapman collecting the trophies on behalf of GMW
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh; Best Performing Trust for Heart Failure
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
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
Pictured: Will Maitland collecting the trophy on behalf of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen.
Salford Royal Foundation Trust; Winners: Best Performing Trust for Stroke
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;
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%.”