Hospital assessment first results published from new patient led programme September 18th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Hospital assessment: first results published from new patient led programme Hospitals score on average around eight out of 10 for their non-clinical services like catering and the condition of buildings, fixtures and fittings according to the first ever results from a new patient-led assessment programme Self-assessments of more than 1,300 health premises in England, each led by a team comprising at least 50 per cent patients, point to high average scores across four different category areas – with the highest national average mark for cleanliness and the lowest for food and hydration. Today’s Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) report considers the new Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) programme, a voluntary initiative covering both the NHS and the independent sector. PLACE gives prominence to the role of the public (known as patient assessors), who must make up at least 50 per cent of each assessment team, with two patient assessors as a minimum. There were more than 5,800 patient involvements in the 2013 programme. All 1,140 eligible NHS sites (including hospitals, hospices and treatment centres) carried out self-assessments in spring 2013 along with 218 independent/voluntary sector sites (the exact number of eligible sites in this sector is not known). Key findings include: Cleanliness (including assessment of bathrooms, furniture, fixtures and fittings): The national average score was 96 per cent 90 per cent of hospital sites scored more than 80 per cent of which 144 sites scored 100 per cent One site scored less than 40 per cent Condition, appearance and maintenance (including assessment of decoration, signage, linen and car-parking access): The national average score was 89 per cent 68 per cent of hospital sites scored more than 80 per cent, of which two sites scored 100 per cent Two sites scored less than 40 per cent Privacy, dignity and wellbeing (including assessment of changing and waiting facilities, appropriate separation of single sex facilities, telephone access and appropriate patient clothing): The national average score was 89 per cent 65 per cent of hospital sites scored more than 80 per cent, of which eighteen sites scored 100 per cent No sites scored less than 40 per cent. Food and hydration (including assessment of choice, taste, temperature and availability over 24 hours): The national average score was 85 per cent 70 per cent of hospital sites scored more than 80 per cent, of which four sites scored 100 per cent One site scored less than 40 per cent There are no set achievement targets for PLACE, but the criteria within the assessments do represent aspects of care which patients and the public have identified as important. In April 2013 PLACE replaced Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessments that had been undertaken from 2000 – 2012 inclusive. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!