East Cheshire NHS Trust, along with its staff and departments, regularly receives recognition through awards, accreditations and other achievements.
Below is an overview of the awards and achievements obtained in recent years:
- The Trust was rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission with multiple areas of outstanding practice following a major inspection in 2019.
The Trust was accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ in 2023, recognising it’s work to support the Armed Forces community as both a service provider and employer’
The Trust's Estates and Facilities team won the Partners in Healthcare Settings Award (pictured below) at the 2023 Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Awards. The award showcased the best examples of exemplary joint efforts in premises and facilities management in the healthcare sector.
- The Trust was named one of the top 40 hospital operators in the country for the eighth consecutive year via the CHKS Top Hospitals Programme in May 2018. This year the trust also received the CHKS Most Improved Award.
- The Trust won the 'Changing Culture' category in the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018 for our work managing winter pressures in 2017/18, including implementing a ‘runner’ system.
- The Trust was awarded Bronze in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index 2017/2018. This means we are achieving change within our workplace in relation to staff members' mental health.
- Our Clinical Simulation Centre was accredited by the North West Simulation Education Network which shows we can deliver multi-professional education to the highest standard.
- The trust took part in the NHS Employers Diversity & Inclusion Partner scheme 2017/18 to help assess diversity and equality across the healthcare system. As part of this, the trust was also involved in shaping the national Workforce Disability Equality Standard.
- Karen Clayton, Macmillan Lung Cancer Lead Nurse with East Cheshire NHS Trust, was given the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Award for Outstanding Service at a recent Queen’s Nursing Institute ceremony. Karen, who is based at Macclesfield Hospital, was one of just five nurses nationally to receive the award, which she received at a ceremony which featured Call the Midwife star Stephen McGann.