Parents, children and young people have rated their experience of care at Salisbury District Hospital highly in the latest national children’s inpatient and day case survey, with safety, friendliness and pain control among the key findings in the report.
The survey, carried out by the Care Quality Commission, looked at inpatient and day case care and treatment from admission to discharge for 0 to 15 year olds and captured the views of parents, carers, children and young people.
Salisbury District Hospital was considered better than most hospitals in a number of areas and no ‘worse’ in any area.
Carl Taylor, Consultant Paediatrician said: “It’s essential that children and young people are looked after by kind and caring staff and it was pleasing to see that parents, children and young people felt that they had had a very good experience at Salisbury District Hospital.”
“It’s also important that all the needs of children and young people are met and that parents, children and young people have enough information about their care and treatment and this was another area which came out strongly in the report.”
Peter Hill, Chief Executive said: “This is an excellent report which highlights the commitment of our staff and the way in which they look after children and young people in their care. It also reflects, perfectly, our Trust values of providing patient centred and safe care by professional, responsive and friendly staff.”