Sheffield hospitals rated on standards

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Sheffield’s adult hospitals scored highly in a series of inspections which check standards on wards - but improvements are needed in dementia care.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals was assessed under the PLACE scheme, in which staff and patients take on the role of inspector.

The Northern General, Royal Hallamshire - including the Jessop Wing - Weston Park Hospital and Beech Hill Intermediate Care Unit were all scored out of 100.

The trust was rated 99 per cent for cleanliness, over 86 per cent for patient privacy, dignity and wellbeing, more than 85 per cent for the condition, appearance and maintenance of buildings and over 88 per cent for food.

However, the trust achieved just under 60 per cent for dementia care. An improvement programme has been launched.