Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is in the running for a national award, after successfully working to reduce the time taken to perform a CT scan from when a patient is referred.
The trust, which runs East Surrey Hospital, has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Award, in the category of “Improving the value of diagnostic services”.
The awards aim to recognise outstanding efficiency and improvement within the NHS, including finding examples of improved outcomes.
Michael Wilson CBE, the trust’s chief executive, said:
“Ensuring our patients receive the high quality care they need is always our top priority.
I am delighted that the hard work and commitment of the diagnostics team at SASH has placed them as a finalist in these national awards.”
The winners will be announced on 7 June in Manchester.
CT (computerised tomography) scans are a way of creating pictures of the inside of the body, using x-rays from different angles.