Take part in a PLACE inspection and help us improve our hospitals

30 Aug 2022

We are looking for people to take part in PLACE inspections. Have you got a few hours spare to help us?

What is a PLACE inspection?

Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) inspections put the patient voice at the heart of assessing and improving the hospital environment.

An assessment team, made up of at least 50% patients and representatives, will visit some of our hospital sites and assess how well the hospital environment supports patient’s needs. The aim is to give an objective view from the patient’s perspective, including topics such as cleanliness, maintenance, privacy and dignity, dementia, disability and food.

The results of the PLACE inspection are recorded and published nationally. Hospital areas are graded so any improvements can be made and measured.

Find a full role description here.

We want to hear from you!

If you are interested in becoming a PLACE patient assessor for any of the Royal Devon sites across north, mid and east Devon, please contact the patient experience team on ndht.patientexperience@nhs.net

We have some small sites which will take only a few hours of assessment and others sites which take up most of the day. You will usually need to attend a daytime training session as well as committing at least two days to perform the assessment itself.

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Last updated: August 30, 2022