Welwyn Garden City hospital praised over patient safety

THE NHS trust which runs the QE2 Hospital in WGC has been acknowledged for the way it takes step to ensure the safety of patients in its care.

The East and North Herts NHS Trust was among just 37 per cent of NHS bodies across the UK which complied with every single patient safety alert it was sent between 2004 and June 2010.

Across the country as a whole, a total of 1,242 patient safety alerts were not complied with during this period.

Patient safety alerts can be issued by a number of bodies, including the National Patient Safety Agency.

The news emerged in a report, published this week by the charity Action Against Medical Accidents.

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A trust spokesman said: “For some time now, our staff have been working hard on improving further the quality of care that patients receive at our hospitals. While much has been done to improve the experience that people have while in our care, we have also strived to ensure that safety is at the very top of everyone’s agenda.

“This is why we were pleased to be reported as being in the best performing group of NHS organisations when it came to implementing all national patient safety alerts issued last year.”

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