Northumbria wins national patient safety award

Source:  Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication:  July 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  A Foundation Trust in Northumbria has won a national award for improving the safety of patients in its hospitals. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust won the Patient Safety in Acute Care Award at the Patient Safety Awards 2013 for its positive approach which has reduced potential harm to patients. A multi-disciplinary team analyse a random sample of 40 patient case notes across all areas of the Trust each month to look at where safety improvements could be made. The Trust has won awards previously, including the Board Leadership category at the Patient Safety Awards in 2010, when the judges acknowledged that the board of directors is committed to improving patient safety and quality of care.

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