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Derby’s hospitals rated amongst cleanest in England

Published 27/08/2014

A new report has rated the city’s two hospitals amongst the cleanest in the country.

The cleanliness scores for the Royal Derby and London Road hospitals have been published by NHS England as part of an annual assessment which looks at several measures, such as privacy and dignity for patients and the condition and appearance of hospital buildings.

The scores follow visits made earlier in the year by patients and hospital staff under a scheme called PLACE or Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment.

“Once again we’re delighted to find ourselves scoring above the national average on most of these measures“ said Paul Brooks, Derby Hospitals’ Associate Director of Patient Experience and Facilities. “All of these scores impact on a patient’s hospital experience. Here in Derby we carry out monthly inspections involving members of the public, our staff and governors to make sure standards are high in our hospitals throughout the year.” 

The Royal Derby Hospital scored 99.96% for cleanliness, above the national average of 97.25%. The privacy, dignity and wellbeing of patients also scored highly at 95.95% which exceeded the national average of 88.87%

The older London Road Community Hospital also scored highly with cleanliness rated at 99.88% with privacy, dignity and wellbeing rated at 91.82%.

For further information, please contact:

Amanda Wells
Communications and Media Manager
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
01332 786947
07799 337677


Last Modified 27/08/2014