AIREDALE NHS Foundation Trust has won recognition for its healthcare quality and improvement.

It has been named among the CHKS Top Hospitals, for the eighth time.

CHKS – a healthcare improvement specialist – chooses award winners based on over 20 performance indicators covering areas including safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency and patient experience.

Data from all hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is regularly submitted to help track performance.

Indicators are revised annually to take into account any newly-available information.

Brendan Brown, chief executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said the award was acknowledgement of the "commitment and dedication" of staff across the organisation.

He added: "I’m pleased our performance has been recognised, as this is testament to colleagues’ continuing hard work and determination and supports our commitment as a small, integrated trust to deliver modern healthcare to our diverse communities."