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13 June 2018

Royal Papworth Hospital top for inpatient care

Royal Papworth Hospital is leading the way when it comes to inpatient care, according to a new report released today (Wednesday 13 June).

Patients were asked about their experience at the hospital, and whether they had been treated with dignity and respect, as part of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) 2017 Adult Inpatient Survey - with 79% of responses chosen the 'most positive' available. The trust average across the country was 69%.

Royal Papworth Hospital was one of eight acute specialist trusts to have been categorised within the highest bands after performing ‘much better than expected’ compared with other trusts in the survey. This is because a higher proportion of patients responded positively about the inpatient care they had received than in most other trusts.

Josie Rudman, Director of Nursing at Royal Papworth Hospital, said: “Staff at Royal Papworth Hospital are committed to providing the best care possible to all our patients, and ensuring they are treated as individuals throughout their time here.

“The Trust’s excellent results in the CQC’s 2017 Adult Inpatient Survey are a reflection of the ethos of dedication, professionalism and compassion which is at the heart of everything we do.”

The experiences of 72,778 inpatients across 148 NHS acute and NHS foundation trusts were recorded for the survey in July 2017. Each trust has been assigned one of five bands: ‘much worse than expected’, ‘worse than expected’, ‘about the same, ‘better than expected’ or ‘much better than expected’.

The survey is available here.