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Our Achievements

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 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’s Maternity Department was one of just four nationally which performed ‘better than expected’ across all labour and birth questions in the CQC’s Maternity Services Survey and received an overall rating of 9/10.
  • 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.
  • Positive results from recent NHS Staff Surveys tell us that staff are seeing improved communication from senior management and have greater confidence that the trust takes action to support employee health and wellbeing. We are performing better than the national average in overall staff engagement, staff motivation and staff ability to contribute towards improvements at work.
  • 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.