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.
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:
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.”