Nationally, over 8 in 10 patients recorded a good or very good experience while in the hospital.
Midlands hospitals rank higher than the national average in the experience of inpatients.
Data released from the National Inpatient Experience Survey shows patients rate their experience as good or very good nationally in over 8 in 10 cases, according to the National Care Experience Programme.
9 in 10 Patients at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise and Tullamore gave rated their experience as good or very good.
Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar falls just behind of its midlands counterparts, but still ranks higher than the national average.
Emma McVeigh, Patient Safety Manager at Tullamore Hospital says, “A number of areas for improvement were identified as a result of last year’s survey and these included better communication between patients and staff. We have used the 2021 results to develop quality improvement plans, to ensure patients’ priorities are being addressed.”
Catriona McDonald, the General Manager at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, “The results of our most recent survey, with 90% of our patients saying the care was good or very good is testament to the hard work and commitment of the dedicated staff at MRHT. We are constantly working to improve the patient experience through listening, responding and improving. This new survey for 2022 will provide us with a clear insight into what we are doing well and where we need to introduce new practices and measures to improve things. I am urging all patients who receive a form to complete it, so we can continue to deliver an excellent standard of care.”