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Tiverton and District Hospital gets excellent rating
2:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Tiverton
Tiverton and District Hospital has been rated excellent for its food, environment and privacy following a recent inspection. The hospital achieved the highest mark possible in the annual Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessments, run by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA).
Inspectors checked all acute and community hospitals in England for their standards in three non-clinical areas – food, environment (including cleanliness) and privacy and dignity, with Tiverton and District Hospital receiving an ‘excellent’ rating in all three categories.
The rating shows an improvement on last year, when the hospital was rated as ‘good’ for environment and excellent in the other two categories.
The report praised the ‘greatly improved’ food service at the hospital, including the quality and organisation of meals.
Edith Breeze, matron at Tiverton and District Hospital, said: “We are pleased to have been rated as excellent all round in the latest PEAT inspection.
“The issues of cleanliness, food and privacy are very important and we do all we can to provide our patients with a high-quality service and experience.”
Crediton Hospital was rated as excellent for environment and privacy and good for food.
Wendy Bellamy, matron at Crediton Hospital, said: “This has yet again been a good year for the hospital.
“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of all the staff, we have been able to maintain consistently high standards.”
Tiverton and Crediton hospitals are managed by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
All 18 of the Trust’s hospitals across Mid, East and North Devon were rated as excellent or good in all categories.
Kate Lyons, director of operations for the Trust, said: “On the whole our hospitals have performed strongly and, by addressing areas in need of improvement, we are confident of maintaining and building on these high standards in the future.”