Hospital’s clean bill of health

Cavendish Hospital, Buxton
Cavendish Hospital, Buxton

Buxton’s Cavendish Hospital has been given a clean bill of health in a patient-led assessment.

The Manchester Road hospital scored highly in PLACE assessments (Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment), which are endorsed by the Department of Health to gauge standards of cleanliness, hospital food, privacy and dignity in each NHS hospital, as well as how the hospital buildings are maintained.

For cleanliness, the hospital achieved 99.08 per cent while food scored 90.60 per cent. Privacy and dignity achieved 89.70 per cent and the maintenance score was 89.09 per cent.

Tracy Allen, Chief Executive of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “This is the first time we have been assessed under this new patient-led system which makes the findings particularly important.

“The results are very positive, especially as they directly reflect what patient representatives think of our care, and we can learn from their involvement.

“Looking after people in clean and well maintained surroundings, with appetising meals and respect for their privacy are vital components of the care we provide.

Derbyshire’s community hospitals achieved scores above the national average in all areas of the survey.”