Friends and family recommendations

In November 2021, 100% of inpatients said they were extremely likely or likely to recommend QVH to their friends and family.

Some of the patient feedback we received during the month included:

Burns: “Very friendly, fast service, left knowing exactly what was happening. Other NHS services could learn from you guys! Thank you.”

Head & Neck ward: “The staff were all superb. Nothing was too much trouble day and night. They could not have treated their own family any better. If there was a star chart it would be 10,000.”

Margaret Duncombe ward: “Every single member of staff have [sic] been amazing, so lovely and friendly. The best hospital I have ever stayed in.”

Ross Tilley ward: “Faultless care from such friendly staff made my stay a much less scary experience. Thank you so much.”

Peanut ward: “I was here with my 4 year old son. Everything was good! All staff have been amazing. The treatment has been brilliant too.”

You can read more of what patients say about us on our NHS Choices page and on the Care Opinion website.

About the friends and family test

All NHS hospitals publish their ‘friends and family test’ scores each month. It is a simple measure to help the NHS understand how well it is caring for patients and to enable patients to compare the performance of different hospitals and wards.

How are the scores used?

The scores are also collected and published nationally on the NHS Choices website to help patients compare hospitals.

At QVH we like to know what our patients and visitors think of their experience so that we can continue improving. There are a variety of ways we get feedback from patients. See how to feed back for more details.

Because the scores are collected and published monthly they provide up-to-date information on the performance of each ward. We also use patient feedback and data from a wide variety of other sources, including national and local surveys, to help us monitor and improve patient care. These include the national inpatient surveynational outpatient survey and national cancer patient survey.

We publish an annual patient experience report which reviews the feedback we have received and sets out progress with our rolling plan of action to improve patient experience.

Actions taken as a result of feedback we have received include:

  • Increasing the size of disabled parking bays
  • Installing new parking meters which allow an hourly charge, rather than the previous three-hour minimum
  • Introduction of media screens in outpatient departments to provide better information about waiting times in the clinics
  • Installing self-check in kiosks in outpatients. These make checking-in quicker and more convenient for patients, enhancing confidentiality and free up receptionists to assist patients and respond to queries.
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