Barrow hospital scores well in new patient poll
Last updated at 10:58, Thursday, 26 September 2013
FURNESS General Hospital has polled highly in a survey assessing the standard of privacy and dignity.
The Patient Led Assessment Care Environment (PLACE) put the hospital above the national average for ensuring the wellbeing of patients.
During the assessment, service users, local Health Watch members and staff rated how the hospital’s environment supports a patient’s dignity as well as food, cleanliness, and general building maintenance.
FGH scored 91.56 per cent for ensuring privacy, dignity and wellbeing.
Mary Moore, acting executive chief nurse of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am pleased that our work to embed values of privacy and dignity are now showing an impact on our patient care.”
First published at 10:38, Thursday, 26 September 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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I have ha d5 operations in FGH and every time I have been well cared for, the food never will be 5 star hotel standard but it is very good, you try cooking for a 1000+ people everyday. The standard of care was always very good; you will always get stories of bad feeling and unlucky circumstance with hospitals and of course human error, the latter mainly caused by over tired staff working silly hours due to staff shortages; caused by uncaring politicians in Westminster. I for one take my hat off to the Angels in Nurses uniforms. The ITC nurse have just saved an old friend 85 years old and without them he would not be hear so Nurses holdyour heads high you deserve too.