News - High scores for Mid Yorkshire


The results of an annual assessment were published last week (21 July) and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals were rated 'good' or 'excellent' in key areas such as cleanliness and privacy and dignity.

The Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessment is a framework for inspecting standards to demonstrate how well NHS organisations believe they are performing.

Assessments are carried out by NHS staff with members of the public who rate hospital food, performance in infection control and the patient environment (including bathroom areas, lighting, floors and patient areas).

For 2010, the scores for Mid Yorkshire were as follows:


Hospital site    Environment        Food             Privacy and dignity                         
Pontefract General Infirmary                   Good      Good          Excellent                 
Dewsbury and District Hospital        Good   Good   Excellent
Pinderfields General Hospital   Good   Good   Good

Notes to editors:   

  • PEAT is an annual assessment, established in 2000, of inpatient healthcare sites in England with more than ten beds.  
  • Patient representatives carry out the assessment alongside NHS staff including nurses, matrons, doctors, catering and domestic service managers, executive and non-executive directors, dieticians and estates directors.
  • The scores demonstrate how well individual healthcare providers believe they are performing in key areas including food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment (including bathroom areas, décor, lighting, floors and patient areas).  
  • NHS sites and NHS trusts are each given scores from 1 (unacceptable) to 5 (excellent) for standards of environment, food and dignity and privacy within buildings).  
  • For more information on PEAT, visit


For more information, contact Emma Scales in Communications on 01924 213851.