The team at St Albans City Hospital are over the moon after being awarded for their commitment to patient safety.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s (WHHT) orthopaedic team at the city hospital were recently named as National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider.
The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, clinicians and industry.
In order to receive the award the hospital had to meet a serie3s of six ambitious targets between the audit period of 2018/19.
Tomoko Iohara, orthopaedic scrub sister sad the team at the hospital are delighted as they work hard daily to improve patient safety.
She said: “Improving patient safety is of the upmost importance and something all staff take very seriously. We’re delighted to be awarded as an NJR Quality Data Provider.”
NJR medical director, Tim Wilton congratulated the team at the hospital commenting that the award reflects the dedication of the department to meet high standards of patient safety.
He said: “Congratulations to colleagues at St Albans City Hospital. The Quality Data Provider Award demonstrates the high standards being met towards ensuring compliance with the NJR and is often a reflection of strong departmental efforts to achieve such status.
“Registry data now provides an important source of evidence for regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission, to inform their judgements about services, as well as being a fundamental driver to inform improved quality of care for patients.”