How Ripley compared with surrounding areas

Ripley Hospital feature. Pictured is Butterley Ward nurse, Kim Taylor with patient Maureen Messam.
Ripley Hospital feature. Pictured is Butterley Ward nurse, Kim Taylor with patient Maureen Messam.

Ripley Community Hospital staff are celebrating after scoring top marks in a national patient-led review of NHS standards.

The hospital, on Sandham Lane, achieved more than 90 per cent in the Patient-Led 
Assessments of the Care 
Environment (PLACE), which are reviews endorsed by the 
Department of Health.

Ripley Hospital feature. Pictured is Butterley Ward nurse, Kim Taylor with patient Maureen Messam.

Ripley Hospital feature. Pictured is Butterley Ward nurse, Kim Taylor with patient Maureen Messam.

Patient representatives were invited to inspect 
standards of cleanliness, 
food, privacy and 
dignity, as well as how well the hospital buildings were 
maintained.

The community 
hospital scored well in all areas of cleanliness, food, 
maintenance and privacy of patients.

It achieved the 
following percentage results:

Cleanliness: 99.35

Food: 93.54

Maintenance: 96. 97

Privacy and dignity: 92.61

Sally Maycock, ward manager at the hospital, said: “We all want to do our best for patients and it is very rewarding to work with such a dedicated team, who make the hospital as comfortable as possible for people when they need our care. Our aim now is to work on perfect 100 per cent marks for next year.”

The 11 inpatient 
community hospitals, 
including Ripley, run by 
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust all achieved scores above the 
national average generally.

Tracy Allen, chief 
executive of Derbyshire trust, said: “There are some tremendous results which show how hard our staff work to make patients feel comfortable when they stay in one of our hospitals.”