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Triple excellent in annual inspection!

 
18 July 2012

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received a triple excellent score for the second year in succession in all categories of an annual inspection into the non-clinical aspects of patient care.

The Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital were assessed in three categories; environment, food and privacy and dignity for the 2012 Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT) inspection.

Paul Brooks, assistant director of facilities management, said: “To receive triple excellent status again for our PEAT results is fantastic news for Derby Hospitals and highlights 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 this result again for both the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital.”

PEAT is an annual assessment of inpatient healthcare sites in England that have more than 10 beds and is carried out by the Department of Health Information Centre. 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.

National tables: http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/facilities/patient-environment-action-team-peat/patient-environment-action-team-peat--results-2012-england