The CHKS Top Hospitals 2016 awards were hosted by journalist and news presenter Cathy Newman and attended by over 250 guests. Leaders from across the healthcare sector attended the awards including: NHS England, the Department of Health and acute care providers. An after dinner speech was given by astrophysicist, NASA scientist and consultant anaesthetist, Dr Kevin Fong.
The CHKS Top Hospitals 2016 awards were made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and a number of criteria used to shortlist trusts.
Northern Health and Social Care Trust was the recipient of the patient safety award for outstanding performance in providing patients with a safe hospital environment. The award is based on indicators including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality.