Dorset County A&E Best In The Country
1:06pm 3rd December 2014
Dorset County Hospital has the best A&E department in the country - according to the latest national patient survey.
The hospital achieved the top score in the research by the Care Quality Commission.
Dorset County had the highest number of "better than expected" results of all hospital trusts.
Chief Executive of Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Patricia Miller said: "We are absolutely delighted with the results of this survey. It's another piece of evidence which shows what wonderful, committed staff we have here at Dorset County Hospital.
"Well done to our Emergency Department team. They work extremely hard and do an amazing job every day, meeting and exceeding the expectations of our patients."
The national survey involved 142 acute and specialist NHS trusts with a major accident and emergency department. Responses were received from nearly 40,000 patients, an overall response rate of 34%. 338 patients responded to the Dorset County Hospital survey, a response rate of 41 per cent.