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Annual Health Check 2008/09

The RUH has been rated as one of only 13 healthcare trusts across the country to have shown significant improvement year on year.

For the first time since the Annual Health Check system was implemented, the Care Quality Commission has scored the RUH 'good' for Use of Resources and the Trust has retained the score of 'good' for Quality of Care.

Two years ago, the scores were 'weak', 'weak' so the continuing and sustained improvements for this trust are tremendous. The Trust's top priority remains patient safety and the quality of patient care – we have made significant improvements in both these areas in the past year as the detailed results indicate.

We know there is more to be done, for example continuing to make improvements in how efficiently and effectively we treat the patients who attend our Emergency Department. However, this national recognition can give patients confidence when they are choosing where to have their treatment and it rewards our staff with the praise they justly deserve. Click on the link below to read the full results report.

Annual Health Check 2008/2009

The sustained improvements made by the hospital were acknowledged and praised in a letter to our Chief Executive from the Chairman of the Care Quality Commission, Baroness Young. She said:

“We would like to congratulate you and everyone in your trust on your performance in the NHS performance ratings for 2008/09. Based on this assessment, your organisation is one of 13 that have been assessed as being among the most improved in the country. The ratings are derived from a comprehensive assessment that draws on thousands of items of data, targeted inspections and intelligence from patients and the public.
To do well, you must perform strongly across a broad range of standards and indicators. We want to acknowledge publicly your achievements and thank you for all that you have done on behalf of patients. We are sure that many people have benefited from your efforts and we hope that you and everyone in your trust will continue to make improvements on behalf of the communities you serve”

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