STRATFORD’S minor injury unit has been ranked the second best in the country.
The Urgent and Emergency Care survey found the unit was one of three in the NHS which rated ‘better than most trusts’ in categories including waiting time, healthcare professionals and care and treatment.
Some of those responded to the questionnaire said they had a ‘good’ and ‘positive’ experiences at the unit, which is ran by South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.
Trust chief executive Glen Burley said: “It’s fantastic to see the trust has scored well in the survey. The results are important for a number of reasons, particularly because they are the honest opinions of the patients we care for. Also because a trust’s performance can be seen as an indicator of the state of the wider health and care system – if there are problems in other areas of the hospital or community care, the negative impact can be felt at the front door.
“I want to thank all of our staff who have contributed to our minor injuries unit being ranked amongst the very best in the country. Many non-life threatening conditions can be treated quickly and efficiently at these units and they offer care closer to where it’s needed, a key element of the NHS Long Term Plan.”