New Teesside hospital gets 'excellent' rating

The new £37m Redcar Primary Care Hospital has scored "excellent" across the board for patient experience.

The Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT) review the cleanliness and condition of hospital buildings and assess the food being served.

They also monitor patient privacy and dignity including sleeping areas and access to bathrooms.

The hospital is one of 40 Trusts across England rated "excellent" across the board. In total 1,242 were assessed.

Bill Gamble, chairman of NHS Redcar and Cleveland, which runs the hospital, said: "These are very encouraging results. They are a credit to the skilled and dedicated staff at the newly built hospital.

"We know it is so important for patients to feel comfortable and confident in the care they receive."

Anne Moore, a director for NHS Tees, said: "The excellent quality of care being delivered to the patients in the hospital is now proved to be among the best in the country."

Patients moved into the new £37m hospital in January.

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