Local NHS Trust recognised for excellent care environment


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked among the best performing NHS organisations in the country in this year’s Patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) assessment.

The PLACE assessment – which is carried out nationally every year – looks at the quality of the patient environment. Assessment teams, which include patients, assess how the environment supports patient’s privacy and dignity, food, cleanliness and general building maintenance.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health, community and learning disability services to local people throughout Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield – in inpatient and community settings across its districts.

The PLACE assessment results demonstrate positive feedback was given by patients about the Trust’s inpatient areas, ranking them above the national average for a number of criteria including the cleanliness of facilities, the quality of food on offer and the level of building maintenance.

Welcoming the results, Alan Davis director of human resources and workforce development at the Trust said, “The results of the survey are very positive. To be ranked amongst the best performing NHS Trusts in the country is recognition of the hard work and dedication of our staff.

“A positive experience of using services can have a huge impact on peoples’ lives and the environment that care is provided in can have a big impact on this. By using patient feedback, such as that in the PLACE assessment, we are able to see what we are doing well and where we can improve.”

A full list of results for the PLACE assessment is available on the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HSIC) website.

Local NHS Trust recognised for excellent care environment

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