The CHKS Top Hospitals Awards are made each year on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets, and a number of criteria are used to shortlist the 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.
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was the winner of the Quality of Care Award. The award was made on the basis of performance in a number of areas including the length of time patients stay in hospital and rate of emergency re-admissions.