Frimley is "best hospital"

A hospital trust serving Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey has been named as the best in the south of England. Frimley Park Hospital was named trust of the Year in the 2013 Dr Foster Hospital Guide.

Surrey hospital tops ratings guide

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been named the best in the south of England, according to the Dr Foster Hospital Guide.

The hospital, which serves more than 400,000 in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, was runner-up in the best hospital category in the previous year.

This is fantastic news and it demonstrates once again our staff’s commitment to being the best for our patients. Today’s news, coming after previous years’ successes, shows we have been performing consistently well over a long period.

I believe that a lot of our success has come from our commitment to enabling more of our senior doctors to provide services for longer, including in the evening and at weekends. But we know we can do even better and we must remain self critical if we are to stay among the very best."

– Andrew Morris, chief executive, Frimley Park Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Foster bases most of its findings in its annual hospital guide on mortality data, which it considers to be a reflection of safety and quality of service.