Bassetlaw Hospital trust receives glowing praise for its care

A patient being treated by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals staff.
A patient being treated by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals staff.

Glowing praise has been lavished on the organisation responsible for patient care and services at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) Trust has performed exceptionally well in the latest Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) review.

The trust is ranked among the highest NHS providers in the region, and even tops five of the assessment categories.

Moira Hardy, director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals at DBTH, said: “These results are a testament to the hard work and diligence of our amazing staff.

“After all, it is only because of their inspiring work ethic and desire to continuously improve care quality that we have been able to achieve such great PLACE scores this year.”

She added: “Ensuring the hospitals in which we deliver care is as good as it can be is absolutely vital for any healthcare provider, which is why we take these assessments so seriously.

“We recognise that there is still work to be done and improvements to be made. But, as an organisation, we have made substantial strides forward and, for this, I want to thank our team and look forward to further enhancements in the future.”

Introduced by NHS England in 2013, PLACE is an annual review that involves local people, known as patient assessors, visiting hospitals to review aspects of clinical care.

The audit includes assessments of privacy, dignity and wellbeing, food, cleanliness, the general appearance and maintenance of buildings and also the environment for patients with dementia and disability.

At DBTH, significant progress has been made in all areas, and the trust surpassed the national average for each of the six standards.

For privacy, dignity and wellbeing, its score was 85.78 per cent, compared to the national average of 84.16.

For food and hydration, the trust scored 90.20 per cent, compared to the natiomal average of 90.17.

For cleanliness, DBTH scored 99.99 per cent, compared to the national average of 98.47.

For condition, appearance and maintenance of buildings, the trust scored 97.81 per cent, compared to the national average of 94.33.

For dementia, its score was 85.05 per cent, compared to the national average of 78.89. And for disability, it scored 88.39 per cent, compared to the national average of 84.19.