PERFORMANCE: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has won an award for top hospital 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 organisations for the fifth consecutive year.

Chief operating officer Ann Farrar 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. Once again, it is tribute to the hard work and commitment of our staff.

“These national awards celebrate excellence in the areas which really matter to patients. It is an important marker of high quality care, gives the public confidence in the services we provide and is a useful guide for those patients choosing where to receive care.”

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