Northfield’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH) has been shortlisted for Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year at this year’s Health Service Journal Awards (HSJ), recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted the ROH despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. The Trust has been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that they have had on patient and staff experiences within the healthcare sector.

The Northfield based hospital ranks among the top hospitals in the NHS for patient experience. They perform well in all national patient surveys, including the National Inpatient Survey and the Friend and Family Test.

For the National Inpatient Survey, in the last three years, the Trust remained in the top 20% of trusts and has continued to improve. Last year, the ROH was highlighted as one of the Trust’s that had improved considerably more than expected and following an inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), they had their rating improved to ‘Good’.

In the past two years, the Trust has transformed their performance and made excellent progress in delivering Quality Priorities, including reducing the number of avoidable pressure ulcers, implementing and embedding a learning from deaths culture and reducing the number of formal complaints.

Joanne Williams, Chief Executive at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, says: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year. It is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our amazing staff members over the last 12 months that we have been chosen among such wonderful fellow nominees. The ROH is committed to improving the care and experience for our patients and this nomination will be not only a boost to our staff but also to those continued efforts to improve our services.”

HSJ editor Alistair Mclellan, comments: “We would like to congratulate The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on being nominated in the category of Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year ahead of this year’s 2019 HSJ awards.”

The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards (partnered by GRI) can be found on https://awards.hsj.co.uk/2019-shortlist. Winners will be selected ahead of the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 6th

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