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Patient care and performance recognised for prestigious national award

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the Performance Recovery Award at the HSJ Awards 2023, recognising MTW’s contribution to delivering outstanding patient care.

Against a backdrop of increasing demand for services the Trust has introduced new ways of working which ensure patients in the area are receiving some of the fastest access to treatment in the country. These achievements were reflected in the MTW award entry: Performance recovery driving improvements in patient care. The entry highlighted:

  • The Emergency Departments – one of the top 5 performing trusts in the country
  • Work on reducing waiting lists – MTW is one of the few organisations to have no long waiting patients
  • Cancer performance – the Trust has delivered the 62-day cancer standard for almost four years
  • The top tier rating in NHS England’s oversight framework – in February MTW became just one of seven acute hospital trusts in the country to be rated at this level.

This progress has been supported by the use of a real time bed management system, the growth in Same Day Emergency Care which provide quick access to diagnostic tests and specialist care, and investments in staff training and service developments.

A record breaking 1456 entries were received for this year’s HSJ Awards which recognise innovation and improvements in care.

Miles Scott, MTW Chief Executive, said: “This is really exciting news and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Performance Recovery Award. This recognition really does reflect and celebrate the dedication of teams across our Trust who work so hard every day to provide the very best care to our patients.”

Alistair McLellan, HSJ Editor, said: “It always gives me great pleasure to congratulate our finalists at this stage of the judging process and this year is no exception as we acknowledge MTW for being shortlisted in the category of Performance Recovery.

“The calibre of entries left our panel of expert judges with some tough decisions to deliberate over. We can’t wait to welcome our finalists to the awards ceremony in November and to recognise and applaud such impressive achievements across the sector.”

The full list of nominees can be found on the 2023 HSJ awards website. The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Evolution London on November 16.