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Northumbria Healthcare named NHS Board of the year

Friday, 04 July, 2014
Northumbria Healthcare named NHS Board of the year

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been named as a regional leader.

Northumbria Healthcare won NHS Board of the year at the first North East NHS Leadership Academy awards which celebrate leaders across the region.

The Board is responsible for leading the trust’s drive to continuously improve the quality of patient care in hospitals and in the community and its commitment to listening to, and acting on, feedback, while spearheading programmes to develop its 9,000-strong workforce.

The award comes just a few months after Northumbria Healthcare was named provider trust of the year at the prestigious national Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards.

Brian Flood, chairman of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted that the leadership and vision of our Board has been recognised regionally.

“As an organisation we are passionate about continuously improving so that we can provide the highest quality care to our patients across Northumberland and North Tyneside and listening to patients and relatives and acting on what they tell us.

“We invest heavily in nurturing and developing our staff and we are extremely proud of our culture where everyone is empowered to make improvements and strive for excellence in their role.”

As a regional winner, Northumbria Healthcare now qualifies for the national NHS Leadership Academy finals which take place in February.

The awards acknowledged NHS leaders who demonstrate excellence in leadership, continuous quality improvements and development of staff.