Hospital trust scores best in current ratings
The Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) program awarded the St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust first place for the fourth time, following inspections at Whiston and St Helens Hospitals and the Intermediate Care Unit at Newton Hospital were carried out.
The Trust received top marks nationally, at 100 percent for building cleanliness and condition, and was also rated a top acute trust for disabled access and facilities, at 99 percent.
The PLACE assessments are conducted by patients, patient representatives and members of the public who inspect and assess all acute and specialist organizations across England.
Assessments were paused during the Covid pandemic and will resume in 2022, with the Trust maintaining its position as the best in the NHS.
Ann Marr, Chief Executive, said: “It is wonderful news that the Trust has been named best in the country for the fourth time, achieving the highest score for cleanliness.
“Our team works very hard to maintain the highest standards and these results underscore our commitment to providing our patients with quality care in excellent facilities.”