Scilly’s Hospital Rated Highly In Inspections

St Mary’s Hospital has been rated highly in the annual Patient Environment Action Team, or PEAT, inspections that are carried out on all hospitals in England with more than 10 beds.

Hospital manager, Anita Bedford, said the independent inspectors came over unannounced in April and spent a day inspecting the hospital from the patient’s point of view. She says they looked into “absolutely every nook and cranny.”

St Mary’s hospital was rated ‘good’ for the general environment, including cleanliness. They were also given an ‘excellent’ rating for ensuring patients were treated with privacy and dignity.

Food served at the hospital was also rated ‘good’ and Anita believes this is down to the home-cooked meals served there. She says they try to source locally grown vegetables and eggs, and the meals always go down well with their patients.

Anita said, “I’m very proud of our little hospital and our staff and it reflects how hard we work.”

The hospital has undergone a refurbishment programme since the inspection and Anita says that could make the scores even better next time.

But she says it’s nice to get such positive feedback from the independent inspectors.