Hospital praise

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HOSPITAL bosses are celebrating after a recent report on in-patient care.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw hospitals NHS foundation trust is in the top 20 per cent of hospital trusts in England for eight points of in-patient welfare.

In a survey carried out by the Care Quality Commission, patients rated areas where care was above average.

Points included having a choice of admission date and not having the date changed by the hospital, clean bathrooms and toilets, handwash gels for patients and visitors and nurses cleaning their hands between patients.

Hilary Bond, director of nursing and quality, said: “Being in the top 20 per cent of trusts in England in eight areas, and in the middle 60 per cent for most of the rest, is a great achievement. Credit to our staff for their determination and commitment to provide high-quality care.”

Areas to improve included privacy in A&E, less night noise and better explanations after ops.