Two star rating announced

The Healthcare Commission has revealed the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust has gained two stars in the national performance ratings.

The rise from one star status to two star reflects the strong and improved performance made by the Trust over the past year.

Over the past year the Trust's staff at Norwich and Cromer have helped deliver:

  • A 20% fall in the number of patients waiting for treatment
  • Balanced the Trust's budget
  • Achieved the A&E target – 98% off all patients seen and treated within 4 hours
  • Achieved the cancer target – 100% of all cancer referrals seen within two weeks
  • Reduced in-patient waiting times
  • Reduced MRSA infections

Chairman David Prior said: “This two star rating reflects the dedication, skills and professionalism of our staff who work tirelessly to deliver high quality care to our patients. The challenges get ever more difficult but NHS staff continue to rise to the task.”

Medical director Dr Iain Brooksby said; “We have delivered important clinical targets such as cancer referrals and we have continued to innovate new services such as outreach teams for respiratory patients, and fast-track services for elderly patient with broken hips. Our patient care continues to improve and we're delighted to see this recognised in our new performance rating.”

Patient and Public Involvement Forum acting chair Anthea Nicholson: “We are very pleased the hospital has improved its star rating and we are aware that a great deal of effort from all the staff has gone into achieving it.”

Tuesday 26th of July 2005 01:00:23 AM