Frimley Park Hospital trust named one of the best in the countryBy Jennie Slevin
January 28, 2013
Frimley Park Hospital has been recognised for having one of the best NHS trusts in the country.
The trust, which treats more than 400,000 patients across Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey, and also runs an out patient surgery from The Bracknell Clinic, Brants Bridge, was one of two runners up for the Hospital Trust of the Year award.
Dr Foster Intelligence, recognised as one of the most important assessors of NHS hospitals, named the trust in its Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2012.
Andrew Morris, chief executive of Frimley Park Hospital said: “This means a lot to us as an organisation.
"It is much appreciated by staff and has lifted everyone’s morale to know their efforts and commitment to the trust have been recognised.
“Like all NHS trusts, we are facing a tough test to continue to deliver high quality care with ever tighter resources.
"It is fantastic to be acknowledged for performing well against efficiency measures as well as quality of care and gives us confidence that we are on the right track to face the challenges ahead.”
The inspectorate looked at patient safety, quality and efficiency to measure the quality of the trust.
The hospital with the best NHS trust was Cambridge University Hospital, and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, in Yorkshire was also runner up alongside Frimley Park.