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Royal Derby’s A&E team named best in the country

Published 16/10/2017

The Royal Derby Hospital’s accident and emergency team has been named ‘Emergency Department Clinical Team of the Year’ by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

The Royal College is celebrating 50 years of emergency medicine at its annual conference in Liverpool, where the inaugural awards ceremony takes place today. The awards showcase excellence and celebrate success in emergency care.

"We are really proud of our emergency department team here in Derby who deliver the highest quality care, even when faced with record demand” says Derby Teaching Hospital’s Chief Executive Gavin Boyle. “This award means that our A&E staff have been judged to be the very best in the country on the 50th anniversary of emergency medicine, and that is a tremendous achievement.”

Dr Dan Boden, Assistant Clinical Director at the Royal Derby Hospital, says winning the award is for the Trust’s dedicated A&E staff: "We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. Despite the well-recognised challenges faced in emergency care nationally our ethos has remained clear - putting patient care at the heart of all that we do. This was at the forefront of our award application and was evident to those on the judging panel.

The award is fantastic recognition for Derby Teaching Hospitals and for the community of Derby that we serve. However, perhaps most important of all, this is for our amazing staff. Day after day they give their all to ensure that we give the best care we possibly can. This award is for them."

This is the second major national accolade for the Derby A&E team. In 2015 the Royal Derby Hospital’s Emergency Department won the CHKS ‘Excellence in Accident and Emergency Care Award’, with judges praising its compassionate care and good outcomes for patients.

The busy A&E department in Derby sees an average of more than 400 patients every day. During periods of exceptionally high demand, a new patient arrives in the department once every three minutes.








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