Hospital rates among the cleanest

Ilkeston Community hospital has been holding weekend winter clinics for minor injuries
Ilkeston Community hospital has been holding weekend winter clinics for minor injuries
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Ilkeston Community Hospital scored more than 98 per cent for its cleanliness and general condition in a new UK-wide assessment.

Derbyshire’s community hospitals have been assessed as among the cleanest in the country according to scores in new national Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment, which are endorsed by the Department of Health.

Patient representatives were invited to inspect standards of cleanliness, hospital food, privacy and dignity, as well as how well the hospital buildings are maintained.

Ilkeston Community hospital also rated 96 per cent for food, 91 per cent for privacy and dignity, and more than 98 per cent for condition and maintenance.

The 11 inpatient community hospitals run by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust achieved scores above the national average generally.