What are the CHKS Top Hospital Awards?

Since our first awards ceremony in 2001, we have been highlighting excellence in healthcare quality and improvement through our annual Top Hospitals Awards. In addition to recognising the top performing trusts in the country, the awards also celebrate success in patient safety, care quality, patient experience and data quality, which are all determined by analysis of publicly available data sets.

You can read more about previous years winners and the Top Hospital programme on the links to the right of this page.

To find out more about our Top Hospitals programme, please email info@chks.co.uk.

What does it mean to be a winning trust?

The CHKS awards are the leading data-driven healthcare awards in the UK and, as a result, they have unrivalled credibility. The awards are considered a significant coup for the winning hospitals, who benefit from wide-ranging positive coverage in local, regional and trade media. 

The Trust is absolutely delighted to have won this important award. This highlights the excellent work being carried out in all our hospitals and recognises the hard work and dedication of all our staff to provide high quality services to our patients.

Professor Thomas Hanahoe, Chairman, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust