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Patients score North Devon Hospital highly for care, treatment and experience

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

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PATIENTS at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple rated the quality of their care, treatment and experience highly, according to a report.

Of the participants surveyed by the Care Quality Commission 33% gave the Northern Devon NHS Healthcare Trust top marks with a score of 10 while 23% scored nine and 24% an eight.

Kevin Marsh, interim director of nursing, said: "Being unwell and coming to hospital can be a daunting and uncomfortable experience for patients and their families.

"But we are heartened by the inpatient survey results which reflect how much the professionalism of our staff can make a hospital stay as positive as possible for those in our care."

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