Norfolk and Norwich named as top hospital in the East of England
Hospital chairman David Prior today welcomed the news that a survey named the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as the region's top hospital and paid tribute to the staff who are working so hard to continue improving services.
The Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2005, published on Saturday, names the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as the top hospital in the East of England. The guide rates hospitals on four key aspects of care – clinical quality, patient experience, efficiency and waiting times.
Overall, the Norfolk and Norwich performed significantly better than average on three out of four aspects of care. The NNUH also achieved above average ratings on the Dr Foster standardised mortality rate – the key measure of clinical quality used.
Mr Prior said: “This recognition is richly deserved as I know how hard everyone has been working to improve the services we offer our patients. A great deal of good work is being done across our Trust and it is very pleasing to see that this has been recognised by the most comprehensive, objective and independent hospital guide. Patients in Norfolk and beyond now know that they have one of the best hospitals in the UK on their doorstep, providing outstanding clinical outcomes and care.”