Scoring well for cleanliness and food
11 August 2015

Scoring well for cleanliness and food

The Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) results were published today (11 August) and SCT compares well against the national averages. This reinforces the Care Quality Commission (CQC) findings earlier this year that rated the trust as Good.

The ‘cleanliness’ score has improved on last year, again is in line with the CQC inspectors’ observations. We were told by one inspector that one of our hospitals was the cleanest they had ever inspected. Once again the ‘food’ score is well above the national average.

This year, for the first time, a score was given for a ‘dementia friendly environment’. Our score is lower than the national average but we already have a dementia group in place working on improving the environment. We have also commissioned a survey to look at the PLACE criteria and the best practice in the Health Building Note (HBN) to ensure we can offer the best environment for patients with dementia.

The privacy and dignity score has dropped this year. This is mainly connected with the issue of privacy curtains inside a patient’s bathroom. This is to protect dignity if someone opens the door if it has not been locked. However, curtains have been removed from some units as they have been a contributory factor in falls.

 

Cleanliness

Food

Privacy and dignity

Maintenance, condition and appearance

Dementia

SCT 2014

99.09

96.59

90.08

90.27

Not scored

SCT 2015

99.26

96.58

85.95

89.06

69.12

National average

2015

97.57

88.49

86.03

90.11

74.51