Epsom Hospital dishing up top food, says report @epsom_sthelier
1st October 2012
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Epsom Hospital scored 5 out of 5 for food, 4 out of 5 for environment and 4 out of 5 for privacy and dignity in its latest Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessment.

Epsom Hospital is dishing up some top quality food according to the results of its latest Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessment.

PEAT assessments take place at inpatient healthcare facilities in England with more than 10 beds every year.

They look at at a range of services including food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment.

Assessment teams consist of patients, patient representatives and members of the public.

They are also made up of NHS staff, including nurses, matrons, doctors, catering and domestic service managers, executive directors, dieticians and estates directors.

NHS organisations are each given scores from 1 (unacceptable) to 5 (excellent) for three standards – privacy and dignity, environment and food.

This year, Epsom Hospital scored 5 for food, 4 for environment and 4 for privacy and dignity.

The hospital received the same scores in 2011.

Pippa Hart, is director of nursing at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

"Our patients deserve the highest of standards and we are absolutely committed to providing each and every one of them with first class care in a clean and welcoming environment,” she said.

“I am delighted to see that the inspectors have once again scored Epsom Hospital highly.

"The PEAT assessment is extremely thorough, so these results are definitely something to be proud of.

“And the fact that patients and local people are involved in the inspections makes them even more important."

The trust’s head of facilities, Jane Ward, said: "We are delighted to have been rated so highly in the PEAT assessment.

“The results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our support team - from cleaners and porters to electricians and carpenters - who help us to keep the hospital's environment up to scratch at all times.

"In addition we must say thank you to our catering staff who work very hard to provide tasty, healthy meals for all our patients every day of the week."

St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey and Kingston Hospital also scored 5 for food, 4 for environment and 4 for privacy and dignity this year.


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