Healthy score for Skegness Hospital

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SKEGNESS District Hospital has been awarded a healthy rating in the 2011 Patient Environment Action Team Assessments (PEAT).

The hospital, managed by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), was rated ‘excellent’ for food and ‘good’ for environment and privacy and dignity.

Jackie Shaw, Skegness Hospital Matron for LCHS said: “We are pleased with this year’s PEAT results and are working towards making changes to improve our score for next year. We have identified areas where we can improve privacy and dignity on our wards to make our patients’ stay more comfortable.”

All inpatient facilities in England with over ten beds are assessed annually as excellent, good, acceptable, poor or unacceptable.

PEAT evaluation teams are made up of nurses, matrons, doctors, catering and domestic service managers, executive and non-executive directors, dieticians and estates directors. They also include patients, patient representatives and members of the public.