Hospital patients asked ‘How did we do?’

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HUNDREDS of patients are being asked to help shape the future of hospital services in Goole and northern Lincolnshire.

A total of 850 randomly selected people are being invited to give their views on in-patient services in the region. The surveys are being sent to people who were treated as in-patients in June.

The chairman of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Jim Whittingham, said: “This is one of the ways in which the trust will fulfil the pledge outlined in the Government’s NHS Plan to ensure that the patient’s experience is central to all of our activities and that this feeds back into the planning and development of our services.

“This is a very important process. Patients’ views are vital in shaping the way the trust works. We need to systematically gather the opinions of as many patients as possible to give us a realistic understanding of how well they think our in-patient services at the trust’s hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole actually operate.

“Our message to patients who receive the questionnaire is: ‘Please fill it in and return it – your views count’.”