Hospital's hat-trick of accreditations

Hospital's hat-trick of accreditations

Benenden Hospital has successfully completed a hat-trick of accreditations for delivering the highest quality of care to patients.

The private hospital near Cranbrook has been CHKS Accredited following an assessment by a team of senior healthcare professionals in March.

The award means that the hospital’s processes and standards meet internationally-recognised best practice, legislation and regulatory requirements in relation to the safety of patients, staff and visitors.

Last year, Benenden Hospital became the first private hospital in the UK to receive Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

The hospital also received JAG Accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians for its endoscopy unit.

Benenden Hospital Director Jane Abbott said: “This success is thanks to everyone’s hard work and invaluable contributions over the past two years in demonstrating and evidencing how we fulfil the stringent CHKS requirements and helps us in our quest to maintain our Outstanding CQC rating.”

Moyra Amess, Director, Benchmarking, Assurance & Accreditation at CHKS, said: “The accreditation process requires dedication and commitment.

“Every organisation we make this award to has proved to our external assessors that its standards and process meet international best practice standards. This is a significant achievement.”

Published on 06 November 2019