Cleanliness and food get green light

The board of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust today heard that the Department of Health has awarded top ratings to both Cromer and the Norfolk and Norwich University hospitals for food and cleanliness.

The NHS Estates Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) made unannounced visits to Cromer and NNUH on separate dates in April and looked at standards of the patient environment, hospital food and patients’ privacy and dignity.

The scores mean both hospitals have Green status. Last year, NNUH was given Green status but Cromer was Amber. Cromer Hospital is now also Green.

Chief executive Stephen Day said: “This is a very good result and shows our commitment to making sure our patients enjoy high standards of catering and cleanliness. It’s especially pleasing to see Cromer Hospital has been upgraded to Green from Amber and we will be looking to improve things even further.”

Wednesday 16th of July 2003 08:00:11 AM