Cleaning up at Bolsover

NEWS: News.
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Bolsover Hospital has been named as one of the cleanest in the country, according to a new survey.

The hospital scored 99.60 per cent for cleanliness, 97.45 per cent for food, 89.22 per cent for privacy and dignity, and 98.00 per cent for condition and maintenance in new national PLACE assessments (Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment).

The ratings system scored UK hospitals based on the information provided by patient representatives, who looked at standards of cleanliness, hospital food, privacy and dignity, as well as how well the hospital buildings are maintained.

Tracy Allen, of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “There are some tremendous results which show how hard our staff work to make patients feel comfortable when they stay in one of our hospitals. We will be looking to improve further on these good results for next year, based on the valuable feedback provided by our assessors.”

The 11 hospitals run by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust achieved scores above the national average generally, with St Oswald’s Hospital in Ashbourne and Walton Hospital in Chesterfield scoring 100 per cent for cleanliness.