|Making Your Voice Heard|
|Written by Complaints Manager|
In this section, you can find out more about letting us know how you feel about our services at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust.
Positive feedback has a great impact on our staff – it is nice to know that you are doing a good job from the people you care for. Unfortunately, we can not accept gifts but will pass on your kind words.
If you would prefer to make a donation, please visit our fundraising pages.
The Trust is aware that on occasion people may wish to complain about their experiences at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. The Trust takes complaints very seriously and will endeavour to investigate and respond to your concerns professionally and promptly. We have leaflets which will give you information about how the NHS complaints procedure works and how to go about making a complaint:
Ashford St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust
You can download a copy of our complaints procedures via the link below:
For independent help and support in making a formal complaint you can also contact ICAS (Independent Complaint Advocacy Service) on 0845 6008 616. More information can be found at www.seap.org.uk/icas.
Further information about the NHS Complaints procedure can be found at on the NHS Choices and Citizens Advice Bureau websites.
There is a leaflet available on the Department of Health website that may also be of benefit:
The WOW! Awards
The WOW! Awards are an easy way for patients and visitors to tell us about a member of staff or a team which provide an outstanding service.
We want everyone to receive the highest standards of care and service at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. To help support this, we are asking patients and visitors to tell us when they have been WOW’d by a member of staff or a team has gone the extra mile.
The WOW! Awards help organisations to benefit from outstanding customer service. This gives staff the recognition they deserve and inspires them and other colleagues to deliver a fantastic service all the time.
Patients and visitors can pick up a nomination form from around the hospital or alternatively, nominate easily via our website. Nominations are reviewed on a monthly basis by The WOW! Awards team and hand signed certificates are issued to winners.
We also have a scheme for recognising individuals and teams who have provided an exceptional service to patients, the Trust or the wider community. Please ask our Human Resources Department for details if you would like to nominate someone or a Team for recognition in our annual awards ceremony.
With representation from a wide cross section of the public, the Panel provides a focus for patients and carers to become involved in debate about how the Trust provides and makes changes to services.
You can find out more details by clicking here.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust has introduced a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). This is designed to support patients, relatives and carers by offering help with problems and concerns and providing information leaflets about medical conditions and treatments.
You can find out more about the PALS team by clicking here.
The Bereavement Office offers advice and practical help for bereaved relatives in the period immediately following the death of a loved one.
If you have lost a relative or friend whilst they were a patient at the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, many staff will have been involved in their care during their stay and so, on behalf of all of them, we wish to express our condolences, sympathy and concern for you at this time.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 09:14|