Top marks for Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital

People with cancer treated at Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital have praised the facilities on offer for city patients, according to a national survey.

The hospital’s standard of care was rated either ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ by 97 per cent of patients in the radiotherapy patient satisfaction survey.

Services at Weston Park also scored well in other areas, with 99 per cent of patients expressing satisfaction with the answers to questions they asked doctors.

Also, 99 per cent said they found its website helpful and 98 per cent said they were given the chance to ask questions before giving consent.

Good marks were also awarded around issues such as getting to the hospital.

Dr Patricia Fisher, clinical director of specialised cancer services at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Having to go through cancer treatment is a difficult time in a person’s life, so it’s vital the care we offer them is not just clinically outstanding, but also compassionate and understanding.

“We are proud this survey clearly highlights the hard work and dedication of our staff in radiotherapy.”