Once again Trust is a Top 40 Hospital
seventh year running, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has
been named among the top performers in the country's 40 Top
Hospitals programme assessed by the country's leading hospital
benchmarking company, CHKS.
Figures released this week by independent benchmarking expert CHKS
reveal that patients treated at a 40 Top Hospital are safer and less
likely to pick up hospital acquired infections such as MRSA.
CHKS Group, the UK's leading independent provider of healthcare
intelligence and quality improvement services, used detailed
analysis of publicly-available data to assess UK hospitals.
this data they made awards to 40 Top hospital trusts based on the
evaluation of 20 key performance indicators covering clinical
effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and
quality of care.
Commenting on the Trust's achievement, Chief Executive Jonathan
Parry said, "For the last seven years we have entered this
programme and each year we have been named in the 40 Top Hospitals
and this is a fantastic achievement.
We would not have received this
award if it weren't for the hard work of all our staff.
that their skill, dedication and commitment has improved the quality
of care we provide to our patients and the health community.
award is particularly satisfying as it is an opportunity to be
judged against other Trusts across the country."
The independent CHKS review covers the whole of the United Kingdom
and looks at the performance of one hundred and twenty hospitals.
The Study is not a league table and all the hospital trusts entered
into the programme because they wanted their performance to be
measured against recognised clinical healthcare standards.
1. Risk Adjusted Mortality
2. Risk adjusted
length of stay
3. Rate of emergency
readmission to hospital - 28 days
4. Rate of emergency
readmission to hospital following treatment for a fractured hip
5. Day Case rate for
target procedures (case mix adjusted)
6. Day Case
conversion rate (case mix adjusted)
7. Overall Data
8. Rate of emergency
readmission to hospital following AMI within 28 days
9. Rate of emergency
readmission to hospital within 14 days - COPD
10. Percentage of
elective inpatients admitted on day of procedure
11. Pre-op length of
stay for fractured neck of femur
12. Pre-op LOS for
13. Percentage of
elective In-patient admission with no procedure
14. HRG Reference
costs with market forces factor adjustment
out-patient appointments (1st attendance)
16. Reported MRSA
17. Reported C-difficile
rate for patients aged 65 or over
18. Procedures not
carried out - hospital decision
19. Patient Survey
20. Waiting times for
common diagnostic procedure (procedure adjusted)
Each of the 40 Top Hospitals is an achiever of high quality care.
The participating hospitals are representative of hospital care
across the UK and importantly they were invited to enter the
* CHKS is CASP (Clinical Accountability Services Planning and
Evaluation) Healthcare Knowledge Services.
away at JLA
ON 8 May 2008,
Liverpool John Lennon Airport officially welcomed another brand name
to the terminal.
The SUBWAY® chain is the latest food store to open its doors at JLA
and is renowned for its freshly prepared baguettes known as ‘Subs’
which are made to order in front of the customer.
Airport and Subway Management celebrated the official opening along
with passengers and employees. The new addition to JLA’s retail
portfolio follows hot on the heels of GO Pizza, Bo Shoes and Antler
which arrived just in time for the beginning of the European Capital
of Culture celebrations.
Andrew Nicholls, Property Manager at JLA, commented:- “We are
delighted that SUBWAY® has joined the growing list of retailers
represented at JLA. The unit is situated landside, on Level 1,
before security control and is already proving to be extremely
popular as many passengers, visitors and employees sample the
freshly prepared sandwiches.”
The store at JLA is the 31st store for multi-unit franchisee Stephen
Richards. Stephen is also the Development Agent for the region and
is responsible for the success of the SUBWAY® chain in Cheshire,
Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside and the Isle of Man. This latest
SUBWAY® store brings the total number of outlets in the North to
Stephen, added:- “I am thrilled to have opened this latest
SUBWAY® store at JLA. Fresh, great tasting food is the perfect way
for excited travellers to get their holidays off to a flying start.
As the world’s largest sandwich franchise, the brand is also
recognisable and trusted by many international visitors using the
The strap line “above us only sky”, taken from the lyrics “Imagine”,
fits perfectly for the SUBWAY® chain concerning this development!
The team look forward to serving travellers their favourite Subs,
made just the way they like them.”
MANCHESTER AIRPORT GEARS UP FOR UEFA
Airport is putting the finishing touches to its plans to handle with
tens of thousands of fans flying in and out of the region for the
Months of careful planning will come into action on 14 May 2008 when
Zenit face Rangers at the City of Manchester stadium in the UEFA Cup
Up to ten thousand fans are expected to fly into the city for the
event in the days before the match with many more Rangers fans
arriving by road. As part of a joint operation between Manchester
Airport, Greater Manchester Police and UEFA, Zenit St Petersburg
fans will arrive and depart from T1 and Rangers fans will arrive and
depart through T3. Manchester Airport is bringing in additional
security staff and Russian speakers to assist the fans as they fly
in and out.
Then just one week later, on May 21st, around 25,000 Manchester
United fans are expected to fly out to Moscow to see their team take
on Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League Final. The Manchester
Airport football planning team of more than 20 people is working
with airlines to put on hundreds of additional flights to meet
demand. The airport is expecting an additional £1 million in revenue
as a direct result of the Champions League final.
Manchester Airport Managing Director Andrew Cornish said:-
“The whole airport is gearing up for a very busy 10 day period with
the hundreds of football flights and we’re looking forward to the
It’s obviously great news for Manchester United that they’ve reached
the final but it’s also excellent news for Manchester Airport and
for the region as a whole.
We are expecting to be very busy as the fans fly in and out and we
will, of course, bring in extra staff to help speed the fans through
as efficiently as possible. We will be working closely with the
airlines over the next days and weeks to meet the demand for flights
and are committed to making the fans’ journey as simple and
enjoyable as possible.”