‘Excellent’ rating for cleanliness

14 August 2008

Standards of cleanliness at Chelsea and Westminster are officially ‘Excellent’ according to the annual Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) ratings published for all NHS hospitals in England by the National Patient Safety Agency.

Standards of cleanliness at Chelsea and Westminster are officially ‘Excellent’ according to the annual Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) ratings published for all NHS hospitals in England by the National Patient Safety Agency.

Every hospital in England was inspected by a team of not only NHS staff but also patient representatives and rated from ‘Excellent’ to ‘Unacceptable’ based on criteria including cleaning, infection control and the general patient environment.

Only 19% of NHS hospitals achieved the maximum rating of ‘Excellent’ which means that Chelsea and Westminster is one of the cleanest hospitals in the country.

Other local hospitals including Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s and the Royal Brompton were rated ‘Good’ but not ‘Excellent’ for cleanliness while the Royal Marsden, like Chelsea and Westminster, was rated ‘Excellent’. Chelsea and Westminster was also rated ‘Excellent’ for the quality of hospital food offered to patients.

Andrew MacCallum, Director of Nursing says: “Our ‘Excellent’ rating is a tribute to the hard work of all staff involved. We are committed to minimising the risk of infection and maintaining a clean hospital in partnership with our cleaning contractor ISS Mediclean.”

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