Inspectors from new patient-led watchdog inspect Goodmayes treatment centre

PUBLISHED: 16:26 03 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:29 03 October 2013

A NHS treatment centre in Goodmayes has scored top marks from a new patient-led initiative set up by the government.

The North East London Treatment Centre, on the King George and Goodmayes Hospital site in Barley Lane, underwent the first assessment of its kind in June, after David Cameron called for a change in the way we assess hospitals.

Veronica Pinder, a NHS worker at the centre, said she was thrilled the report, published last month, was so positive.

Ms Pinder said: “We were delighted when the report came back rating our standards of cleanliness at almost 99 percent.

“We take hygiene and infection control very seriously and have never had a case of MRSA or C-difficile.”

The treatment centre scored 99 per cent in cleanliness, 87pc for food, 87pc for privacy, dignity and wellbeing, and 94pc per cent in condition, appearance and maintenance.

She added: “The assessors had access to all areas a patient would visit.

“We took them to the wards, to our pre-admission and recovery unit, outpatients and all other public areas of the centre.”

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