Salisbury District Hospital has received an Excellent rating for cleanliness from the Department of Health following a Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) inspection.
Salisbury is the only general hospital in the country to have received the highest rating for cleanliness each year since (PEAT) inspections started in 2000.
The Trust also received an excellent rating for food, privacy and dignity.
PEAT inspections are carried out by patient and public representatives, Governors and modern matrons who have a central role in maintaining and improving standards at ward level.
Hospitals were rated using a grading system of excellent, good, acceptable, poor or unacceptable. To receive an excellent grading, the Trust had to demonstrate that it provides high standards that almost always meet patient needs and generally exceed expectations.
Maggie Cherry, Facilities Matron said: “Food quality, cleanliness and how we treat people play such an important part in the overall care we give to our patients and I’m proud that we’ve been able to maintain these high standards over this period of time.”
“The ratings are excellent news for our patients and reflect the professionalism displayed by our in-house cleaning and catering teams. I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work and commitment to our patients.”
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170