The report follows an assessment made earlier in the year by the Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT). The PEAT team include patient and public representatives, age concern 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.
This is the seventh year running that Salisbury District Hospital has received a top rating in the cleaning category and the sixth for its food.
Ian Robinson, General Manager in Facilities for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: " When people come into hospital for treatment they want to know that the hospital is clean and that the food is interesting and nutritious."
"The ratings by the National Patient Safety Agency are excellent news for our patients and reflect the commitment and professionalism displayed by our catering staff and our in-house cleaning team." Ends
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager , Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170