Good patient marks in hospital trust survey

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has scored well for ward cleanliness, environment, respecting patients’ dignity and the quality of food following an independent inspection.

The NHS Foundation Trust was assessed by the Patient Led-Assessment of the Care Environment - PLACE.

The aim is to drive improvements in care settings.

The inspectors looked at four areas within the trust which were scored out of 100 per cent.

The Northern General, Royal Hallamshire and Jessop Wing, Weston Park Hospitals and Beech Hill Intermediate Care Unit were all assessed.

The overall scores for the trust were 99 per cent for cleanliness, 86 per cent for patient privacy, dignity and wellbeing, 85 per cent for condition, appearance and maintenance of buildings and 88 per cent for food.

Kevin O’Regan, hotel services director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation, said: “We are pleased to receive another great set of results from the Patient Led Assessment.

“These assessments are a great way to empower our patients and they have once again shown their satisfaction in the service they receive from us.

“Our staff have worked very hard this year to deliver good standards across our four key domains.”

Place assessments have been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre for the last three years.

For the first time this year, inspectors rated how well trust delivered care to those with dementia - it scored 58 per cent.

The trust said it had implemented a ‘programme of improvements’ for patients suffering from dementia.