Teddington Memorial Hospital scores top marks in patient environment assessment
Teddington Memorial Hospital has achieved the highest possible rating in an assessment of the patient environment for the fourth year in a row.
The Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessment is an annual review of hospitals with more than ten beds, which is run by the NHS Information Centre and looks at the overall environment that a hospital provides for patients.
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) run Teddington Memorial Hospital and were informed of the excellent results which looked at the hospital’s environment, food, and the levels of privacy and dignity that patients experience. The hospital scored 5/5, or “excellent”, in all three sections of the assessment.
Sandra Clark, Housekeeper at Teddington Memorial Hospital said:
“We are delighted that Teddington Memorial Hospital has once again scored so highly in the patient environment assessment, which reflects the quality of care and high standards that our staff adhere to.”
Siobhan Gregory, Director of Quality and Clinical Excellence at HRCH said:
“This is the fourth year in a row that we have achieved the highest marks for the quality of our environment for patients at Teddington Memorial Hospital and I’d like to say a big thank you and well done to our staff for continuing to set such excellent standards.”
The PEAT assessment is a good indicator of how well trusts are performing in key areas including food, cleanliness, infection control, and the patient environment (including bathroom areas, lighting, floors and patient areas).
As part of the assessment, NHS sites and NHS trusts are each given scores from 1 (unacceptable) to 5 (excellent) for standards of environment, food and dignity and privacy within buildings).