Princess Royal Hospital A&E ranks among country’s favourites in NHS England survey

PUBLISHED: 16:30 02 August 2013

Princess Royal University Hospital’s A&E department has been ranked as one of the country’s favourites by patients.

According to a new NHS England survey, known as the ‘friends and family test’, the hospital in Farnborough Common, scored 79/100 - putting it amongst the nation’s top 20.

A total of 80 per cent of patients said they were ‘extremely likely’ to recommend the A&E department, with just four per cent ticking the ‘unlikely’ box.

By stark contrast, South London Healthcare Trust’s only other A&E department, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, was voted the seventh worst out of 200.

Even so, 98 per cent of patients still said they were ‘likely’ or ‘extremely likely’ to recommend the A&E, whilst just one in every 46 was ‘unlikely’ or unsure.

Inpatients also voted the hospital the country’s 20th worst out of 431.

A spokesman said: “We are aware the A&E unit at Woolwich is facing pressures at the moment, and are working hard to ensure the experience of patients using this service is improved.”

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