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Yeovil Hospital has scored above the national average in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey. Patients were asked to rate their care out of ten, with patients’ rating Yeovil Hospital 9.1 out of 10 on average, against the national average of 8.7 out of 10.

The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey is coordinated by Quality Health on behalf of NHS England to monitor patients’ experiences on all aspects of their cancer care.

Dr Matthew Sephton, Consultant Oncologist said: “We are immensely pleased with these results and would like to thank our patients for taking time to fill out this survey.

“The report shows patients felt they were able to discuss any worries and fears they had during their hospital visits, they found it easy to contact their clinical nurse specialist when they needed to, and they were involved as much as they wanted to be, in decisions about their care and treatment. This is a great result and I am proud that our patients feel that we support them at what can be a challenging time in their lives, as well providing them with their treatment.”

Paul Mears, Chief Executive said: “This is great news for our patients. I am very proud of all the staff across the hospital who work hard to provide patients with cancer not only excellent treatment, but also care and support at a stressful time in their lives.

“This result is a celebration of the exceptional care we provide to our patients and our ongoing commitment to making further improvements in caring for patients with cancer.”


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