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Improving Patient Experience

We recognise that it can be a stressful and frightening experience when healthcare services are needed, particularly as a hospital in-patient. At TRFT, we try and do as much as possible to make your experience as smooth and positive as it can be. We want to learn from the experience of our patients, their relatives and carers and improve the services we provide.

How do we learn from Patients' Experiences?

There are several methods by which you can let us know what you think, and we would also encourage you to speak to any member of staff. Our strategy sets this out in full detail, but in summary;

Patient Experience Questionnaires
Friends and Family Test, for staff and patients
Local patient surveys
National patient surveys

Patient Stories
Which describe the experience of patients and are presented to Board and other Trust committees.

Patient Feedback
Patient Opinion
Patient Forums and listening events
Complaints, concerns and compliments
Through Rotherham Healthwatch www.healthwatchrotherham.org.uk

Observation / inspection of practice
Quality Assurance ‘walkabouts’
Executive team visits – e.g.unannounced night visits
Patient led assessment of the care environment assessment (PLACE)
Nursing Accreditation Scheme

At TRFT, we recognise that we can’t adequately improve the experience of patients without engaging them in the process and that this benefits patients, their relatives and carers as well as staff and the organisation.
We want to keep improving – you can get involved or provide your feedback and comments. If you would like to contact us, or to get involved in the activities above, please do so via our Patient Experience Team

Patient Experience Team
The Oldfield Centre
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Moorgate Road
Rotherham S60 2UD 
Telephone: 01709 424461 

Patient Experience Team
Patient Information

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
 S60 2UD 

For enquiries & info call switchboard 01709 820000 

Patient Experience Team
01709 424461
Tell us about your experience

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
01709 425097 

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