Recommending our services

About the Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family Test is one simple question which asks patients how likely they would be to recommend our ward or department to their friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment.  Friends and Family Test feedback from patients is used alongside our patient surveys and other information sources to improve further the services provided for our patients.

The Friends and Family Test survey is available for all inpatients, day case, A&E, maternity and outpatients to answer.

The Trust’s Friends and Family Test results – September 2019

September 2019 % patients would recommend % patients would not recommend Number of patients responded
Inpatients and day cases 96.94% 0.56% 1,959
A&E 88.91% 2.37% 676
Outpatients 94.49% 1.10% 2,448
Maternity antenatal 92.31% 7.69% 13
Maternity birth 98.11% 0.00% 106
Maternity postnatal 94.34% 1.89% 106
Maternity community 100.00% 0.00% 8

The Friends and Family Test results are published on NHS website so patients can see how healthcare services compare. Find out more about the Friends and Family Test:

Contact us For more information please call or email us ( or 01438 284378).


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