The report follows assessments made earlier in the year by patient and public representatives who form Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT). 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.
This is the sixth year running that Salisbury District Hospital has received a top rating in the cleaning category and the fifth for its food.
Ian Robinson, General Manager in Facilities for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: "This is excellent news, because good food and cleanliness are two aspects that affect the quality of the patient's experience while they are with us in hospital."
"It is also a marvellous achievement for our housekeeping and catering staff that again highlights their commitment and professionalism. They not only work hard to maintain high standards, but also look to improve on these wherever they can. This report is a credit to them and I would like to thank our staff for all their efforts." Ends
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170