Hertfordshire hospitals praised in new ratings

HOSPITALS which provide care in Times Territory have received their best ever ratings for the levels of privacy and dignity afforded to its patients.

The QE2 in WGC and Lister in Stevenage achieved a clean sweep of good ratings for this year in the PEAT scores published by the National Patient Safety Agency.

The test – an annual assessment of inpatient healthcare – also looks at the quality of the environment in which patients receive their care and the standard of food provided to them.

The score for 2010 is slightly up on last year’s rating, in which Lister’s privacy and dignity was noted as “acceptable”. Director of nursing Sue Greenslade praised the staff’s hard work and added they would continue their efforts.

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