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South entrance James Cook Hospital

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the CHKS 40 top hospitals for the twelfth year running.

The trust, which runs The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, the Friarage in Northallerton and a range of community services, received the major accolade at an awards ceremony in London hosted by CHKS, the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services.

These awards celebrate excellence amongst CHKS clients across the UK and are based on the evaluation of 23 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Chief executive, Simon Pleydell said: “We are delighted to be able to say we have received this accolade for the twelfth year running. It is a tribute to the skill, dedication and professionalism of our staff and demonstrates their continued commitment and willingness to go that extra mile (and often above and beyond) to deliver a high quality of service for our patients.”

Jason Harries, managing director, CHKS said: “Our awards programme provides reassurance to hospital boards, staff and patients that their trust is amongst the highest performers when it comes to data quality, safety and quality of care. I am delighted South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of our 40 Top Hospitals for 2012.”