Good patient care at hospital


A SPOT inspection found good standards of patient care at a Chesterfield community hospital.

The findings at Ash Green Learning Disability Centre follow an unannounced visit by the Care Quality Commission.

The results showed Hillside Ward, which provides treatment for people with learning disabilities, was found to be meeting all the essential standards of quality and safety. Patients also gave positive views about their care.

Feedback and recommendations to improve the service further have been welcomed by the ward team.

Sue Ryan, general manager for learning disability services, said: “We are pleased that the high level of dedication and care by staff on Hillside Ward has been recognised in this report. We welcome the findings, which are very helpful in suggesting some minor improvements too, which we are introducing.”

An action plan has been drawn up to involve patients more in decisions about their care.