Hospitals do well in patient-led ratings

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QUEEN Alexandra Hospital was above the national average in three of four national benchmarks looking at standards.

The latest Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (Place) report, looks at three areas.

The Cosham hospital scored 99 per cent for cleanliness; 92 per cent for privacy, dignity and wellbeing; and 96 per cent for condition, appearance and maintenance – all above the national average.

But it scored 87 per cent for food and hydration, compared to the national average score of nearly 88 per cent.

St Richard’s Hospital, in Chichester, scored well in the Place results, which is published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. It scored 100 per cent on cleanliness; 94 per cent on food and hydration; 89 per cent on privacy and dignity; and 98 per cent on condition, appearance, maintenance.

Cathy Stone, director of nursing and patient safety, at St Richard’s said: ‘We’re delighted with these results, especially because the inspections were led by patients.’