Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been named by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as one of the best NHS Trusts in the country.
It is one of nine ‘elite’ NHS organisations that has been drafted in to help prevent future failures of care and safety at other NHS hospitals.
Northumbria has been officially partnered with North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust to help deliver improvements.
It will be reimbursed for its time and expertise and have access to a special incentive fund which means the Trust could be paid extra for delivering results in North Cumbria.
Dave Evans, Trust medical director, said: “Our primary focus is on working with our colleagues in North Cumbria to drive the required improvements to the quality of care being delivered.”