Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is named the best in UK for patient care

West Suffolk Hospital celebrate their award.
West Suffolk Hospital celebrate their award.
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Patients at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds get the best care in the entire country.

The hospital was named the best hospital for quality of care for the second year running in the Top Hospital Awards run by independent healthcare company CHKS.

The awards are based on data for criteria such as mortality rates, the number of cancer patients seen within two weeks, and the length of time it takes between a GP referring a patients and the patient receiving treatment.

“We are delighted, it is a reflection of all the hard work that the staff and volunteers are doing here in trying to provide the best possible care to all of our patients. It is a great accolade to the staff here,” said hospital chief executive Stephen Graves.

“Winning this award for two years in a row shows that we are performing consistently well in a variety of key areas.

“This doesn’t mean that everything we have done is perfect. There will be people that say we haven’t done a good job and they will be quite right about that. The fact is we don’t always get it right.

“We must keep pushing forward to do the very best we can.”

– Top marks for hospital trust, see page 34.