Inspectors from the health watchdog are asking families of young patients to give their opinions on Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
The Care Quality Commission is due to visit the hospital next Wednesday, May 7, as part of the first wave of inspections under a new regime.
Trusts will be given Ofsted-style ratings ranging from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’.
At 6.30pm the same day a ‘listening event’ is being held at The Workstation in Sheffield, where people can tell inspectors about their experiences and where they think improvements are needed.
The new system involves larger inspection teams than before, including trained members of the public.
Chief inspector Prof Sir Mike Richards said the checks will provide a ‘much more detailed picture of care in hospitals than ever before’.