Health Secretary praises
Trust's 'exceptional improvement'
HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt has
congratulated staff for "exceptional improvement" made at Southport and
Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
The Trust was the most improved in England between January and March for getting
patients home from Hospital.
Shorter Hospital stays are an indicator of efficient care as well as releasing
beds to newly poorly patients who need them.
In a letter to the chair and chief executive, Mr Hunt said:- "The Trust is
a real example to others, demonstrating how to improve performance in a short
space of time and ensure that your patients get the care they deserve.
From visiting organisations throughout the country, I know that the immense
amount of work that will have been behind this outcome cannot be underestimated.
Improvement on such a scale is very impressive and testament to the hard work
and dedication of the Trust's staff."
Interim Chief Executive Karen Jackson said:- "I am delighted the enormous
efforts staff are making to give patients the very best care is now being
recognised at a national level. They are a fantastic team and a privilege to