Health chiefs in St Helens are celebrating after the town’s hospital were named as the cleanest in England.
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been ranked as the country’s best NHS trust by the national Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) programme.
The assessments focus on cleanliness, food and hydration, privacy dignity and wellbeing, and condition, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
Ann Marr, the trust’s chief executive said: “It is fantastic news that the Trust has been named the best in the country and that Whiston and St Helens hospitals achieved the highest score in the latest environment assessments.
“The trust’s staff work very hard to maintain the highest standards and these results highlight our commitment to providing patients with excellent facilities and high quality care.”