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Patients recommend Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals

15th April 2010
Health Secretary Andy Burnham Visits the New Pinderfields hospital development today.
Pictured: The New Hospital.
PICTURES: Matthew Page

15th April 2010 Health Secretary Andy Burnham Visits the New Pinderfields hospital development today. Pictured: The New Hospital. PICTURES: Matthew Page

Patients gave a vote of confidence in the district’s hospitals when asked if they would recommend them to their friends and relatives, a survey showed.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust scored above the national average in the latest NHS Friends and Family Test, which asked patients to rate their care in hospital.

The trust, which runs Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals, had an overall score of 69, compared to the national average of 64 in the latest survey.

Eight wards had a test score of 90 or above, which meant a majority of patients said they were “extremely likely” to recommend it to friends and family.

Chief nurse Sally Napper said: “More than 95 per cent of people who took part in the Friends and Family test said they were extremely likely or likely to recommend our services.

“This is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and we are really pleased that the results are positive.

“We always encourage people to tell us about the care they have received by filling in the test card.

“This feedback gives us important information that we use to improve our care where it is needed, and to celebrate the areas where we are doing well.”

Mid Yorkshire’s response rate of 26.5 per cent for the test was also above average.

 

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