Northumberland hospitals recognised for excellence

Hospitals in Northumberland have again been rated among the best in the country.

By David Sedgwick
Monday, 15th March 2021, 10:00 am
Four Northumbria Healthcare hospitals rated in top 80 in the UK.
Four Northumbria Healthcare hospitals rated in top 80 in the UK.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has featured in two prominent publications this month.

The Trust was rated second in the country in the Top100 hospitals Health Check by Public View.

The poll compared and ranked the latest published NHS data for 123 hospitals in March 2021 to give a Hospital Combined Performance Score’ (HCPS).

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In addition, The World’s Best Hospital’s 2021 produced by NewsWeek and Statista included four Northumbria hospitals in the UK rankings.

Wansbeck, Hexham, North Tyneside and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital all featured in the top 80 UK hospitals list.

Sir James Mackey, Trust chief executive, said: “To be recognised in this way whilst fighting a global pandemic is such a huge achievement and is a credit to the hard work, fortitude and compassion of all our staff.

"I’d like to say a huge well done to everyone working across Northumbria whatever their role.

“These types of rankings show that our patients can still be confident about the high-quality care available in the health services of Northumberland and North Tyneside.

"This has been a particularly difficult year for everyone but it’s pleasing to see our hospitals being rated so highly.

“In Northumbria we are never complacent and will always seek to improve our standards and practice even more, which is why we have committed to some really exciting investment in the coming years.

“Things like the planned new hospital in Berwick, our investment in new operating theatres, a state-of-the-art sterilisation facility and our expanding PPE factory will all stand us in great stead for the years to come.”