Hospital bosses hail positive results after ‘challenging’ year

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 May 2013

QE2 hospital

QE2 hospital

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THE trust in charge of running the hospitals that care for Welwyn Hatfield patients has toasted a successful year.

Bosses at the East and North Herts NHS Trust say they have battled against “one of the most challenging economic environments for many years” to end “2012/13 year achieving virtually every standard”.

The trust oversees Welwyn Garden City’s QE2 Hospital and the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

The Trust’s chief executive, Nick Carver, said: “Over the last 12 months, our staff have worked very hard to improve the services provided to patients using our hospitals.

“The trust’s ambition is to become amongst the very best hospital groups in the English National Health Service and last year saw us begin that upward journey in moving from being at or close to the NHS average.

“In some areas already, for example our hugely reduced hospital-acquired infections rates and mortality levels for fractured hips, we are already performing alongside the best NHS trusts in the country.

“Across virtually every other indicator we monitor, we saw significant progress being made.”


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