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Care rated but could do better

STANDARDS of patient care in Solihull are good to excellent according to a new report.

STANDARDS of patient care in Solihull are good to excellent according to a new report.

The latest figures from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) show that the borough’s care trust is performing well.

Sites across the West Midlands have been visited by inspectors, who give grades ranging from unacceptable to excellent. At Solihull’s Gilliver Road site, both food and privacy were ranked as “excellent”, while inspectors gave the environment a “good” rating.

All premises across the West Midlands with more than ten in-patient beds were subject to the inspection.

It was a good result across the region as a whole - four NHS organisations received excellent in every category at all of their sites.

Peter Blythin, director of nursing and workforce at NHS West Midlands, said: “These results are very encouraging, and it is great news for patients that the ratings have improved since last year.

“However, we would ideally like to see all our organisations receiving ‘excellent’ ratings. Improvements can always be made, and this data will help Trusts further improve the experiences that patients have while in NHS care.”

To find out more about the recent inspections and to see the scores of individual sites, visit www.npsa.nhs.uk/peat.

 

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