Gold standard for Blackpool hospital wards
A ward accreditation system has been launched at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in a bid to drive up standards.
The scheme was developed last year, piloted in December and launched at the start of this year.
So far 15 wards have been assessed with two receiving the gold standard, three silver and 10 bronze.
Pete Murphy, director of nursing at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, told a public meeting of the board: “It’s about showing we can deliver reliable standards of care on a continuum.”
He said the scheme included training, seeking feedback from patients and weekly learning forums to “share widely the observations for improvement”, and it had been well received by staff.
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