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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 September 2010 and 4 October 2011
Date of Publication: 3 February 2011
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Inspection carried out on 14 September 2010 and 4 October 2011

During a routine inspection

During our visit on 14 September 2010, we interviewed patients at the Horton General Hospital. Patients, on the whole, were very positive about their experiences of care and treatment.

Patients reported that they were involved in their care and treatment decisions and that they were given sufficient information. They stated that staff ensured that their privacy and dignity was maintained. Staff were seen to treat patients with respect and focused on meeting their personal care needs.

The trust also asks patients for their views and experiences of care on a regular basis, and the Commission reviewed these surveys.

The majority of these comments reflected well on the trust, although there were some recurring themes around dissatisfaction with long waiting times for screening and diagnostic procedures and concerns about the attitudes and care delivered by staff in some instances.

In summary, while many patients have provided positive feedback, further work is required by the trust to ensure that patient experience of their care is of a consistently high standard.