Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire community hospitals rated 'excellent'

Community hospitals across Worcestershire have been rated as "excellent" in a recent inspection.

Hospitals in Evesham, Pershore, Malvern, Wyre Forest and the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove were all inspected.

The Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessed areas including cleanliness, privacy and service.

Worcestershire Primary Care Trust (PCT) said it was delighted with the results.

Stella Baldwin, a spokesman for PEAT, which is made up of health professionals and an independent patient representative, said: "[These scores] are very reassuring for patients and their families."

Lisa Levy, the PCT's associate director, said: "Over the last five years the scores have continued to improve and thanks go to all staff involved."

Last September plans by the trust to merge the acute hospital's trust with the community hospitals were dropped.

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