Community hospital is ‘excellent’

ILKESTON Community Hospital has been given a clean bill of health after an inspection.

The Heanor Road hospital’s standard of privacy and dignity and its meals were rated as ‘excellent’ by nationally recognised Patient Environment Action Team.

Its standard of cleanliness and safety was rated ‘good’.

It fared better than some Derbyshire hospitals, including Buxton and Walton, who each scored two ‘goods’ and an ‘excellent’, but less well than hospitals including Ripey and Heanor, which scored ‘excellent’ across the board.

Facilities professional advisor for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust Graham Smith, said: “Hospital food and cleanliness are at the heart of patient confidence in healthcare and we are delighted that our services have been rated so highly.”

The assessments were carried out by NHS staff.