Health authority named among best in the business

John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.
John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

NHS Borders has been named as having some of the best hospitals in the UK.

The health authority has been listed in the CHKS Top 40, an accolade awarded to the leading health boards, hospital trusts and firms in the private sector that use CHKS Ltd’s healthcare intelligence and quality-improvement services.

The award is based on 22 key performance criteria covering safety, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

NHS Borders chairman John Raine said: “This is a tremendous and well-deserved achievement for NHS Borders.

“To be highlighted as one the 40 top trusts and boards in the UK is outstanding.”

He added: “Receiving national recognition through this award programme should give reassurance to patients and staff that NHS Borders is amongst the highest performers when it comes to data quality, safety and care.”

Alasdair Pattinson, NHS Borders general manager, and Diane Keddie, interim associate director of nursing, picked up the award on behalf of the health authority at a ceremony in London last week.