‘Good’ score for the hospital

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SCARBOROUGH Hospital has received a score of “good” in a patient safety check.

The National Patient Safety Agency team looked at three categories of environment, food and privacy and dignity.

The Patient Environment Action Team inspection is an annual assessment of in-patient healthcare sites.

The scores demonstrate how well healthcare providers are performing in key areas such as food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment.

Sites are scored from one (unacceptable) to five (excellent) in each category.

James Hayward, director of facilities, said: “I am pleased to see that the trust has consolidated its position with an across the board ‘Good’ result.

“This is very pleasing and reflects the hard work by all our staff. We now plan to improve from this and aspire to work towards even better performance to ensure our patient experience and satisfaction is improved further.”

Leo McGrory, chairman of the Scarborough branch of patient group LINks, said: “I wasn’t surprised that the trust scored a good rating once again across all categories because I have seen the improvements that the trust continues to make in terms of the patient environment.”