Kingston Hospital has been recognised as one of the best in the country for the seventeenth year in a row.

The CHKS Top Hospitals awards 2017 took place yesterday (May 10) and Kingston was named one of the 40 top hospitals.

The trust also won the national healthcare efficiency award, a new award this year, in recognition of excellence in a number of areas.

In particular the award highlighted the hospital’s efficiency in average length of stays, rate of emergency readmissions and the percentage of A&E attendances departed in four hours.

Ann Radmore, chief executive at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Kingston Hospital has won two awards at the Top Hospitals programme awards. Our seventeenth annual Top Hospital award shows how we are consistently outperforming many other Trusts in the country and I am extremely proud of all our staff that we have been able to achieve this.

“Winning the healthcare efficiency award is perhaps an even bigger achievement. It is vitally important for all NHS organisations to provide a thorough yet efficient health service for patients, and this award reflects how all our staff are pulling together to achieve this."

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