Enter and view: Royal Derby Hospital PLACE Assessment

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Derby carried out a PLACE Assessment (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment) at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 22 February 2014. This report relates to the main entrance, the main corridor, Maternity and Gynaecology, and Ward 309. The report notes instances of good practice across all wards and makes the trust aware of areas that need cleaning, repair, or attention. Within the report, the trust has noted when these areas were addressed.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Royal Derby Hospital PLACE Assessment
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Derby
Date of publication 
Saturday, 22 February, 2014
Date evidence capture began 
Saturday, 22 February, 2014
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 22 February, 2014
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Communication between staff and patients
Food and nutrition
Health and safety
Health protection
Information providing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Not known
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
Not Known

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 
Acute services with overnight beds

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Tangible impact (not cost related)

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.