Bedford Hospital has been praised for its standard of cleanliness - by its patients.
A patient led inspection, the results of which were revealed this week gave the hospital a glowing review from those who used it.
Cleanliness, patient care and the environment at Bedford Hospital were singled out for praise in the study.
Nina Fraser, Director of Nursing for Bedford Hospital, said: “These scores reflect the high standards that we consistently strive for at the Trust.
“Patients want and deserve high-quality care, delivered safely and reliably, in a clean, safe and pleasant environment. There are areas we can improve upon - we have listened to our patients’ suggestions and we will act on them.
“These scores are a testament to all of our staff, who take such a pride in their work and in our Trust.”
The Patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) assessment is a new test, which saw members of the public inspect 1,358 hospitals, hospices and day treatment centres across the country in May.
It is a new type of hospital assessment, which places greater emphasis on patient opinions and involvement.
Bedford Hospital had some of the highest PLACE scores in the country.
Patients rated the Trust’s condition, appearance and maintenance in the top 17 per cent nationally. And the score for cleanliness was 98.78 per cent.
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