Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust shortlisted for safety award

Michael Wilson, chief executive of Surrey and Surrey Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs East Surrey Hospital ENGSUS00120131231105716
Michael Wilson, chief executive of Surrey and Surrey Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs East Surrey Hospital ENGSUS00120131231105716

Health chiefs at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) said they are ‘delighted’ the trust has been recognised for patient safety.

The trust has been selected as a finalist in the Trust of the Year category in the national Patient Safety Awards.

SASH is just one of six trusts to be shortlisted from a field of 68 for the award organised by health publication the Health Service Journal.

Michael Wilson, chief executive of the Trust, which runs East Surrey Hospital, said: “This is a wonderful acknowledgment of our strengths and achievements and is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff.

“I am incredibly proud of them all and the high quality care they provide every day to the communities we serve.”

He added: “Patient safety is at the centre of everything we do and this was also recognised in our ‘good’ rating by the Chief Inspector of Hospital last year following our CQC inspection.”

The winners will be announced in July.