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Derby’s hospitals achieve excellent across the board

31 August 2011

Derby’s hospitals have been rated as excellent in all categories of an annual inspection into the non-clinical aspects of patient care.

Both hospitals were assessed in three categories; environment, food and privacy and dignity for the 2011 Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT) inspection. The results are published today (31 August 2011) at http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/facilities/patient-environment-action-team-peat/patient-environment-action-team-peat--results-2011-england

London Road Community Hospital has raised its score to excellent for standards of cleanliness and the built environment since last year and is now excellent across all three categories. The Royal Derby Hospital has maintained its triple excellent status.

Cathy Bratt, deputy director of nursing at Derby Hospitals, said: “This year’s PEAT scores are fantastic news for Derby Hospitals and highlight that we always put our patients and their safety first.

“I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work in helping us achieve triple excellent status for both the London Road Community Hospital and the Royal Derby Hospital.”

PEAT is an annual assessment of inpatient healthcare sites in England that have more than 10 beds and is carried out by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). It is a benchmarking tool to ensure improvements are made in the non-clinical aspects of patient care including environment (cleanliness, decoration, linen, furniture and state of repair), food (quality and nutritional value), and privacy and dignity (the quality of sleeping accommodation as well as toilet/bathroom facilities). 

The assessment was carried out by staff from Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following methods used for regulation by the Care Quality Commission and Monitor. The results help to highlight areas for improvement and share best practice across healthcare organisations in England.


Notes to editors:

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) lead and contribute to improved, safe patient care by informing, supporting and influencing organisations and people working in the health sector.

They are an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and through the three divisions cover the UK health service.

For further information please contact:

Tanya Holden

Communications Officer

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

01332 785770