praise food standards at Burnham-On-Sea Hospital
inspectors have this week praised standards for patients at Burnham-On-Sea's
War Memorial Hospital.
Every year, the National Patient Safety Agency publishes comparative
information showing the standards across a range of patient services.
include food, infection control, cleanliness, and patient environments
such as bathroom areas, décor, lighting, floors and access.
of England's 1,242 hospitals is given a rating for its environment,
food and privacy and dignity, ranging from 'poor' to 'excellent'.
has been rated as 'Good' for its environment, 'Excellent' for
its food and 'Good' for privacy and dignity.
Hospital Matron Chere Turberville told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
quality of hospital food is often the target of unfair criticism,
but a rating of excellent by the National Patient
Safety Agency for the food we provide to patients is a tremendous
achievement and one which catering staff and our suppliers can
be truly proud of."
Somerset, all the countys community hospitals achieved 'good'
for their standards of cleanliness, decor and infection control.
hospitals at Wellington, Williton, Bridgwater and Dene Barton
rated 'excellent' for their standards of privacy and dignity shown
all 12 achieved the highest excellent rating for the
quality of food provided to patients.
is Julie Yates, the cook at Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital,
where inspectors from the National Patient Safety Agency have
rated the standard of patient food as 'excellent'