Top performing hospitals

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust is one of the top performing hospital trusts in the country, according to the 2005/2006 annual healthcheck published today by the Healthcare Commission.

The Healthcare Commission’s new performance ratings look at quality of care, achievements against NHS targets, and financial management. The new ratings range from Weak, Fair, Good or Excellent.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust was judged as a good performer for both quality of care and financial management, and also met all the current NHS targets and core standards. This result means the trust’s performance was the best among NHS Trusts in the region and was also better than many foundation trusts. It confirms the findings of the 2005 Dr Foster Hospital Guide which rated the NNUH as the top hospital in the region and one of the top three nationally.

Chairman David Prior said: “The current climate in the NHS is a tough one and that makes this news all the more of an achievement. I believe the commission's new performance rating system is much more wide-ranging and balanced than the old “star ratings”. Every individual member of hospital staff can be extremely proud of this outstanding performance.”

Chief executive Paul Forden said: “We are very pleased that the first of the new Healthcare Commission ratings of NHS performance has seen us achieve among the very best results in the region. We fully met the commission's core standards and the services we provide were judged to be of a high quality. This confirms much of what we already know our staff have been achieving and continue to achieve. We are determined to continue improving the care we already provide for our patients and to work towards achieving Foundation Trust status.”

East of England Acute TrustsUse of ResourceService Quality Existing Targets



Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT

ExcellentGoodAlmost metFully met

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS FT

ExcellentGoodFully metAlmost met

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

GoodGoodFully met  Fully met

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

GoodGoodFully metFully met

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

GoodGoodFully metAlmost met

Southend University Hospital NHS FT

GoodFairAlmost metFully met

Papworth Hospital NHS FT

GoodFairFully metFully met

James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust

GoodFairFully metAlmost met

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

WeakFairPartly metAlmost met

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

WeakFairAlmost metAlmost met

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

WeakFairPartly metAlmost met

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

WeakFairFully metFully met

West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust

WeakFairFully metFully met

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

WeakFairAlmost metPartly met

Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust

WeakGoodAlmost metAlmost met

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

WeakGoodFully metFully met

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust

WeakGoodAlmost metFully met

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

WeakWeakNot metNot met


Thursday 12th of October 2006 01:00:19 AM