Healthy future

NORTHUMBRIA Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has again been recognised as one of the country’s top trusts.

CHKS, the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services, has named the trust as one of the 40 best-performing for the fifth time in a row.

The 40 Top Hospitals awards measures patient experience and quality of care alongside clinical effectiveness, health outcomes and efficiency.

Ann Farrar, chief operating officer, said: “To be recognised for the fifth consecutive year as one of the country’s top-performing trusts is brilliant news for our patients and staff.”