King’s Mill Hospital receives top ratings

The quality of food offered to patients at King’s Mill Hospital is ‘excellent’, a new survey has found.

The hospital received top ratings by the Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT) programme, which assesses all inpatient units in the UK with 10 or more beds.

PEAT teams consist of senior hospital management staff as well as groups of patients, their representatives and members of the public.

Hospitals are given a rating of excellent, good, acceptable, poor or unacceptable in standards of privacy and dignity, environment and food within their buildings.

A rating of ‘excellent’ was awarded for the choice, quality, quantity, presentation and taste of food offered to King’s Mill Hospitals patients, and ‘good’ for achievements in patient environment and privacy and dignity.

These results come after Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust achieved the distinction of being one of the top Trusts in the country for having no cases of Trust-acquired MRSA blood stream infection in their hospitals.

Lorraine Palmer, Director of Operations for Corporate Development at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted with the latest PEAT scores, which reflect the hard work, effort and commitment that the teams at King’s Mill Hospital put in to create clean and respectful environments.

“I am particularly pleased that our standard of food at has been given an ‘excellent’ rating.

“Our new facilities have helped us achieve the excellent standards that are needed for the local population, and we will continue to work hard at delivering the best care across all our services.”