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Positive cleanliness rating for community hospital in Clevedon

Positive cleanliness rating for community hospital in Clevedon

North Somerset Community Hospital has received a 100 per cent cleanliness rating in a recent inspection carried out by Healthwatch North Somerset, it was revealed this week.


The hospital, in Old Street, Clevedon, received the rating following the Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) visit.


This was the first PLACE assessment since the hospital’s inpatient facility, the Elton Rehabilitation Unit, re-opened following a refurbishment project.


The 100 per cent assessment was a 0.5% increase over the last PLACE assessment of the unit, which was carried out in 2015.


PLACE also rated the dementia friendliness of the unit as 98 per cent, an eight per cent increase on the previous assessment.


The Elton Rehabilitation Unit provides intensive therapy (physiotherapy and occupational therapy) as well as 24-hour nursing support to enable patients who have ongoing rehabilitation needs to move out of an acute hospital bed as soon as they are medically well enough to do so. The rehabilitation team in the unit are supported by the GPs from Clevedon Medical Centre in the delivery of quality care to patients. 


Judith Brown, Chief Executive, NSCP, said: “I am extremely proud of the service the hospital provides to our patients. We are always striving to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care possible and it is always pleasing when external assessments demonstrate the effectiveness of the hard work of our staff.


“The team at the hospital continue to work really hard to ensure the stay of each patient is geared up towards getting them back home again as soon as possible. There has been a particular effort to enhance the dementia-friendliness of the unit and it is good to see this reflected in the eight per cent jump for this score. The team should be really happy about the positive rating the patient-led assessment gave our hospital.”

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