1 June 2017

Patients praise care at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in national survey

Over nine out of ten inpatients at Sheffield’s adult hospitals said they were treated with respect and dignity during their stay, a national inpatient survey has found.

The survey results which have been published today by the Care Quality Commission were taken from surveys given to patients in each Trust across the country in 2016.

500 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust completed a survey and over nine out of ten agreed the hospitals were kept clean.

The Trust which runs Sheffield’s five adult hospitals as well as community health services scored well when compared to other Trusts in a number of questions, including staff explaining what would be done during an operation or procedure and patients not feeling threatened during their stay in hospital by other patients or visitors.

One patient who agrees with these results is James Kirk, aged 35 from Oughtibridge, Sheffield. James was an inpatient for a week at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital whilst undergoing neurological tests. James said: “The care I received was excellent. The staff were helpful and attentive throughout my stay and I was kept well informed.”

Hilary Chapman, Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our staff work extremely hard on a daily basis to deliver the best possible care and the survey results are testament to this dedication. However we are never complacent and will be exploring where we can make further improvements based on the survey responses.”

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