St Hugh’s nominated for prestigious business award

We are delighted to announce that St Hugh’s Hospital has reached the final of this year’s prestigious LaingBuisson Awards, celebrating businesses that set new standards of excellence in health and social care.

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Ashley Brown, director of St Hugh’s, said: “I am delighted that we have been recognised as one of the leading hospitals within the UK by such a prestigious organisation.

“This is testament not only to the dedicated team who provide an outstanding level of care, but also in our rapid response to ensure safety and quality throughout the pandemic.

“This has been demonstrated in our measured outcomes where we remain one of the leading providers – for example, the National Joint Registry where we have recently been identified as a leading orthopaedic provider – but most importantly in the praise and feedback we receive from patients which is our ultimate litmus test.”

We are one of five finalists for the ‘Hospital’ award under the Clinical Services section, meeting the judging criteria of ‘excellence in the provision of acute or mental health services with a focus on innovation and differentiation as a result of an individual hospital initiative or investment’. Overall, there are 30 categories, and there were 490 nominations in total.

This recognition reiterates the ongoing hard work within the hospital to keep it Covid-safe for patients. As reported, we are a designated super green site, meaning we have adapted the way we operate in response to the coronavirus – and some of these changes will remain. In addition, the pandemic has seen us work in partnership with the NHS even more than before – and this collaboration will continue for the increased benefit of patients.

For a number of years the majority of activity within St Hugh’s has supported the NHS, treating specialities including orthopaedics, general surgery, ophthalmology and gynaecology. The pandemic has had a significant impact on NHS waiting lists and St Hugh’s is collaborating with NHS hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Hull and Lincoln to identify patients suitable for treatment at its Peaks Lane site who have the highest clinical need and have been waiting the longest time for treatment. During the pandemic, more than 3,400 long-waiting NHS patients have been treated at St Hugh’s, where additional Covid-secure protocols create a safe environment for patients.

As the UK begins to emerge from what has been labelled by WHO as the world’s worst-ever global health emergency, private hospitals and the NHS are expected to continue working so closely in the future – and we are determined that the pandemic will leave a lasting positive legacy where collaboration is a matter of course.

The LaingBuisson Awards, now in their 16th year, recognises and celebrates industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors. Leaders from across the sector come together to hear and celebrate each other’s successes and growth.

The winners will be announced at a high-profile ceremony and dinner in London in November.

A spokesperson for the LaingBuisson Awards said: “This year we received a record-breaking number of nominations for every single category, with 490 entries in total. The competition was extremely tough, and decisions were very hard.”

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