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07 July 2011

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust improves performance in quality assessment

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has improved its performance in a major quality assessment conducted by the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA).

The assessment, which took place over a two-day period at the Trust, involved rigorous inspection of patient safety, health and safety, HR and general governance risk management arrangements. The NHSLA assesses all acute hospital trusts in England against 50 key areas and has awarded UH Bristol with a level-two rating. The Trust achieved level-one in September 2009. The highest standard is level-three.

Kirsten Davies, NHSLA acute standards project manager at the Trust, says: "This is a great achievement; a real team effort. It confirms that we have high quality processes in place and that we are providing a safe environment for our patients and also for our staff."

Alison Moon, Chief Nurse at the Trust, says: "We are really proud of everybody at the Trust who played a part in this assessment. It's so important for staff, patients and their families to know that we have achieved this level of quality."

The Trust's maternity unit at St Michael's Hospital achieved level-three in last year's NHSLA maternity unit assessment, one of only a few maternity hospitals in the country to reach this standard.