praise 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 Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) publishes
comparative information showing the standards across a range of
The inspection, which took place between January and March, checked
the quality of non-clinical patient care, looking at standards
in several key areas.
include the hospitals environment (including furnishings,
cleaning standards and external areas), aspects of privacy and
dignity, and the quality of patient food.
of England's 1,242 hospitals is given a rating for its environment,
food and privacy and dignity, ranging from 'poor' to 'excellent'.
Burnham has been rated as 'good' for environment, 'excellent'
for its food and 'good' for privacy and dignity - the same as
Edward Colgan, Chief Executive of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation
Trust, said: "We are extremely pleased with this years
PEAT scores which are a result of ongoing improvements to our
wards, particularly with regard to privacy and dignity. Scores
have generally shown improvement on last year, and we are aiming
for an overall score of 'excellent' in the future."
Full details of all Somersets Patient Environment Action
Team Assessments 2011 can be found at the National Patient Safety
Agencys web site here.
Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital, which inspectors have praised
this week; and Julie Yates, the cook at the hospital