Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals  named as a Top Hospital for 2016 | 

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2016, an accolade awarded to the 40 top performing Trusts (as measured by CHKS), for the fourth time in a row.

The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of over 20 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

The Trust’s Chief Executive Suzanne Rankin said: “This is a fantastic achievement and I am so proud of colleagues across the Trust who all work so hard together to make this happen.  This shows the amazing commitment of our staff to win this award four years in a row!”

 The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on 10th May and were attended by over 200 guests including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: NHS England, health care sector regulators, and acute Trusts.

 

 Sarah Atkinson, managing director, CHKS said: “These awards recognise the outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering high quality care. We are delighted that Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals is one of our 2016 Top Hospitals.”

Frimley Health was also rated one of the top hospital trusts.

 Background

  1. CHKS Ltd, part of Capita plc, is a provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independent healthcare sector. With over 25 years’ experience and having worked with over 400 clients, CHKS has a portfolio of information products, internationally-recognised accreditation programmes and consultancy services which provide clinicians and managers with the information needed to drive improvements in patient care, financial efficiency, clinical effectiveness and quality.

 

  1. The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of over 20 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 C-difficile rate for patients aged two and over
  • Day case rate (relative weighted performance across BADS directory)
  • Day case conversion to inpatient rate (vs national rates, case mix adjusted per BADS)
  • Depth of coding (not case mix adjusted)
  • Percentage of coded episodes with signs and symptoms as a primary diagnosis (episode 2)
  • Percentage of uncoded spells
  • CQC inpatient survey (overall care question)
  • Percentage of outpatient first appointments not attended (treatment function adjusted)
  • Rate of emergency readmission to hospital (>16; 28 days)
  • Emergency readmission within 28 days of discharge following hip fracture (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 AMI within 28 days
  • Rate of emergency readmission to hospital within 14 days - COPD
  • Percentage of elective inpatients admitted on day of procedure
  • Patient misadventure rate (ICD-based)
  • Percentage of patients >65 with fractured neck of femur with pre-op LoS <=2
  • Unnecessary admissions via A&E (zero LoS as a percentage of emergency)