Weston General praised as one of country's most 'outstanding' hospitals

PUBLISHED: 13:13 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 18 June 2018

WAHT performance analyst Wendy Wright, Dr Charles Young, medical director Capita/CHKS and WAHT chief executive James Rimmer with the award.

WAHT performance analyst Wendy Wright, Dr Charles Young, medical director Capita/CHKS and WAHT chief executive James Rimmer with the award.

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Weston General Hospital has been named one of the best in the country.

The CHKS Top Hospitals Awards analyses health trusts’ performances in 20 key areas before deciding if it warrants the recognition.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT), which runs’ the town’s hospital, was one of 40 selected this year. There are more than 130 trusts in the country.

Areas such as staff satisfaction, patient readmissions and mortaility rates were all looked at by CHKS – which is run by Capita Healthcare.

WAHT chief executive James Rimmer said: “As the smallest NHS trust in the UK we are very pleased to receive this recognition.

“Our staff work tirelessly for the benefit of our patients and delivering safe, effective, high-quality care is what we strive for every day.”

Kevin McDonnell, Capita’s business director said the award recognises ‘outstanding’ hospitals for delivering great patient care.

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