Award for safety scheme

A HEALTH organisation has won a national accolade for improving the safety of patients in its hospitals across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

The Patient Safety in Acute Care Award was given to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at an event organised by the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times magazines.

Its approach involves analysing a random sample of 40 patient case notes across all of its areas each month to examine where new safety measures could be made.