Whitfield Clinic in Waterford City was Ireland’s only hospital shortlisted for the prestigious CHKS quality improvement award 2015 and received a Highly Commended Award. The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards ceremony was held in London on 19th May and attended by over 200 guests including leaders from across the healthcare sector comprising: Royal Colleges, NHS England, Monitor, the Trust Development Authority and acute trusts. This international award recognises significant improvements in patient care and patient experience as well as staff welfare, safety and morale.
The CHKS quality improvement award 2015 was open to all healthcare organisations accredited by CHKS in 2014. Submissions were evaluated by the CHKS accreditation awards panel – comprising senior healthcare experts representing professional bodies and national institutes.
Whitfield Clinic is the first private hospital in Ireland to achieve the prestigious dual award of CHKS accreditation and ISO 9001:2008 certification.