Environmental Audits of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust: April 2019 to March 2020

Since December 2016, we have worked in partnership with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust to conduct monthly visits across the estate.
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These monthly visits are called Environmental Care Audits (“audits”). 

This is the third time we have done these annual report which summarises the findings from these audits, and specifically those undertaken from April 2019 to January 2020.

Between April 2019 to March 2020:

  • Our volunteers undertook seven audits (Annex A provides more detail).
  • We provided BSUH with 129 recommendations to improve the environments of our hospitals.
  • We awarded scores based on the NHS 15 steps challenge and all of these were higher than in previous years.
  • In December 2020, we added food tastings to our monthly audits. This welcome addition to our work allowed volunteers to sample the variety of food which is available to inpatients.

Downloads

You can download the report here. If you need it in a different format, please contact us at office@healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk or 01273 234 041.

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