Providing our patients with high quality clinical care is our top priority.
We know how important it is to patients and their families to know that when they have to come into hospital they are going to receive the best possible care, be safe and cared for in a clean, welcoming and infection free environment. That is why we are continually implementing quality improvement initiatives that further enhance the safety, experience and clinical outcomes for all our patients.
This is reflected in the last three years’ Healthcare Commission Annual Health Check in which Sheffield Teaching Hospitals was placed in the top 10% of UK hospitals for ‘excellent’ quality of services and financial management.
In recognition of our excellent clinical outcomes, including the success of operations and rigorous infection control, Sheffield Hospitals was also named ‘Trust of the Year’ by Dr Foster in 2005 and 2008 and 2011 (Trust of the Year for the North). Our Quality Account outlines how we intend to go even further during the coming year and beyond to build on this solid foundation.
We will continue to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and adopt ‘best practice’ in order to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.
Making a difference - a summary of quality improvements and priorities
You can also read a summary of our quality developments, improvements and priorities for next year by reading the Making a difference summary report. Click here to read.