24 August 2018
All NHS inpatient units under Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) are required to undertake a non-clinical assessment each year.
The PLACE assessments were undertaken in the spring of 2018. The results have been validated and were officially released on Thursday 16 August 2018.
West London Mental Health continues to make improvements across all six of the PLACE domains, which are cleanliness, condition appearance and maintenance, food, privacy and dignity and dementia and disability.
All the assessments are carried out by teams who are made up of patient assessors and WLMHT staff. Patient Assessors are of vital importance to the process many of them are using services or have used services provided by the Trust so the time they give up is essential in supporting quality improvements.