WIGAN hospitals trust is celebrating after being named the best in the country at a prestigious award ceremony.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) was named the Provider Trust of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards which chief executive Andrew Foster said was the “highlight of my career”.
The trust also triumphed in the Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability and Patient Safety categories at the event in London on Wednesday evening.
Mr Foster said: “This amazing success, to win these three HSJ Awards including the main Provider Trust of the Year is the highlight of my career.
“I must give due praise to the dedication and commitment of all our staff who are truly behind our quality strategy to deliver safe, effective and caring services to our patients.
“The HSJ Awards are considered the largest and most sought after accolade in British healthcare.
“To win three of the awards out of 1,300 entries from 500 different organisations makes me so proud.
“This success has to be credited to all our staff who are the people who have really made this possible.
“Their dedication to constantly improve quality and their compassion to provide the best care they can for their patients is what has been recognised and acknowledged through this success.”