TRIPLE excellence ratings in the annual environment inspection for the second year running are a cause for celebration at Tameside Hospital.
The 2012 NHS hospital assessment as part of the Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) programme, showed Tameside Hospital to have top scores in all three areas – environment, food and privacy and dignity.
The national inspection programme involves NHS hospitals being given scores from 1 (unacceptable) to 5 (excellent).
The 2012 PEAT programme ran from January to March 2012 and Tameside Hospital’s inspection was carried out in February. Approximately 1350 NHS and independent hospitals were involved. The national results were published this week and can be viewed by visiting www.ic.nhs.uk
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Director of Estates and Facilities Gillian Parker said: “This is an excellent result for the Trust as it recognises all the hard work to improve standards for our patients. Not only have we achieved excellent scores, we have maintained these standards for the second year in a row. The results are particularly impressive as this year the inspection visit included a representative from the Department of Health.”