Royal Derby Hospital PLACE assessment

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Summary of report content

In August 2013, Healthwatch Derby carried out a PLACE (Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment) visit to Royal Derby Hospital. Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust carry out monthly PLACE Inspections at each of their sites where they produce an internal action plan. Healthwatch Derby contacted the Contracts Monitoring Officer to arrange for the Enter and View representatives to take part. The purpose of the visit was to make observations about the premises and environment of the provider, with a focus on practical improvements and health and safety. The report itemises positive observations, as well as negative observations. The report does not contain a response from the provider.

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General details

Report title 
Royal Derby Hospital PLACE assessment
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Derby
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Food and nutrition
Health and safety
Health protection
Quality of catering
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
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? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 
Acute services with overnight beds

Details about conditions and diseases

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
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Not known
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not known
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? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

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.