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We are the only Trust to achieve all five Advancing Quality performance targets

We are the only Trust in the North West to receive a performance reward in each of the five key clinical areas in recognition for our consistent performance in the care of heart attack, heart failure, heart bypass, hip and knee replacement and pneumonia patients. Mike Deegan, Chief Executive says: “These results recognise the consistently high level of care our Trust provides to our patients. We continue to strive towards improving our services so that our patients receive the best care possible.” Advancing Quality, which was launched across the North West in 2008, is a three-year patient care quality improvement programme that aims to transform the experience of patients across the North West which will ultimately result in them having a better quality of life. The programme measures performance through the use of a clearly defined set of measures and data used by doctors and nurses. So, for example, if a patient has a heart attack, clinical staff need to demonstrate that the correct drugs such as aspirin were administered at the correct times, and that the patient was given advice on giving up smoking.