RNOH listed in top 10 for quality in the NHS

The Trust has been rated as one of the top 10 NHS hospitals for quality in an independent report.

The Quality Index report, published by MHP Health, is the first ever overall assessment of NHS hospital quality in England based on what matters most to people.

Almost a quarter (23%) of respondents said that the factor they considered most important when deciding which hospital to have an operation in was the number of patients who said that they had a good experience of care at the hospital. One fifth of respondents (20%) placed greatest importance on how long they would have to wait for an operation.

As part of the ‘quality at a glance’ report 146 Trusts were assessed, with the RNOH ranked as the 7th highest performing Trust.

Rob Hurd, RNOH Chief Executive, said this was a significant accolade for the hospital, which is currently awaiting council approval on a major redevelopment of its site: “We are delighted with this recognition. It’s incredibly encouraging for patients and staff alike to know that when it comes to quality, particularly when it is based on what matters most to people, we are one of the leading hospitals in England.”

Mike Birtwistle, Managing Director of MHP Health Mandate, commented: 

“Quality in health is complex and there is a strong case for bringing information together to enable an at a glance assessment of a trust’s performance.  Every board of every hospital should be looking at this at every meeting.  It picks up the specifics that matter most to the public, providing a barometer of how hospitals are performing. 

“We’d like to congratulate the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust on its excellent performance on the quality measures which matter most to the public.  We do hope that others will follow its example.”

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