Trust earns reward for record on patient safety
The NHS trust responsible for running the William Harvey Hospital has been recognised for its record on patient safety.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust picked up The Board Leadership Award at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards.
The trust’s four-year strategy includes cutting infection rates and bringing in the latest technology to help staff monitor patients better.
Progress is scrutinised on a monthly basis.
Stuart Bain, chief executive at the trust, said: “The honour for this award goes to all our staff who strive to deliver person-centred, safe and effective care every day and every time.”
Though only halfway through its plan, the trust says the strategy has already had a proven impact, reducing the number of safety incidents in east Kent’s hospitals.
The trust now has one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.