Young people’s views sought on their stay in hospital
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is asking young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years about their experiences of being an inpatient in hospital. A survey is being conducted both in the hospital and online to seek the views of as many young people as possible.
Feedback from the survey will be used to help inform future plans and enhance the hospital environment for our younger population. One option being explored is the creation of a new ward area for young people. Research from the national Children and Young People’s Survey reveals that patient satisfaction in this age group is higher when patients stay in a ward environment that is appropriate for their age and development.
Richard Parker, Chief Operating Officer at NNUH said: “As a trust, we are keen to involve patients and listen to their views on how we can provide the best possible care. Being admitted to hospital can be daunting for anyone, but there can be additional challenges for our younger patients, especially those with additional needs such as learning difficulties, mental health problems or chronic conditions. We want to explore some of the options for how to enhance the hospital environment for these patients.”
Everyone aged 16-25 that has stayed in hospital at NNUH recently is invited to complete the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/younginpatients. The survey will remain open until Friday 9th March 2018.