22 May 2015
The Royal Free London has been named a top hospital for 2015 by a healthcare consultancy firm.
The trust was given the accolade from CHKS at an award ceremony in London on 19 May.
CHKS looked at 20 key performance indicators including safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes and patient experience before deciding which hospitals should receive the award. The Royal Free London is one of 40 trusts to have been named a top hospital by CHKS.
More than 200 guests attended the event on 19 May, including leaders from across the healthcare sector such as NHS England, Monitor and the Trust Development Authority.
David Sloman, the chief executive of the Royal Free London, said: “I am delighted we have been named a top hospital for 2015. I want to thank all the staff for their hard work and dedication to delivering excellent patient care.
“It was nearly a year ago that the Royal Free London acquired Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital and it is thanks to the commitment of staff across the whole trust that the new trust is off to such a good start.”
Jason Harries, managing director of CHKS, said: “These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that the Royal Free London is one of our top hospitals 2015.”
Image: David Sloman, the chief executive of the Royal Free London, with the top hospital award.