Trust scores highly in annual Patient Environment Assessments
Last updated 9-May-12 17:06
The Trust has scored highly in the 2012 Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) Assessments. These examine the areas of environment, food, and privacy and dignity that all have an impact on a patient’s wellbeing during their treatment.
The results show that Barnet Hospital scored a 5 (for ‘Excellent’) on both Environment and Food, whilst Chase Farm Hospital scored a 4 (for ‘Good’) and a 5 for these two areas respectively. Both hospitals scored a 4 on Privacy and Dignity.
The PEAT Assessments cover the whole of a hospital site, including both inpatient and outpatient areas. National publication of all hospitals’ PEAT scores will take place in July. This is the last year that the Assessments will be made in their current form; they will be replaced in 2013 by a new patient-led inspection programme that was announced by the Prime Minister in January.
Gary Penn, Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “The scores are a tribute to the careful planning and hard work of all staff in ensuring patients are cared for in the best possible setting.”
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“Every step of the treatment was explained. My opinion was asked and respected. I could not have received better treatment anywhere else.”More patient comments from NHS Choices