PATIENTS have rated The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre among one of the 'best' in England in a survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission.

Results published by the CQC's inpatient survey for 2016 saw the specialist centre named as one of the top three hospitals for 'overall experience'.

This survey looked at the experiences of 77,850 people who received care at an NHS hospital in July 2016.

Between August 2016 and January 2017 a questionnaire was sent to 1,250 recent inpatients at each hospital trust - a total of 217 responses were returned from patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Based on their responses each NHS trust was given a score out of 10 for each question.

Each hospital trust also received a rating of 'better', 'about the same' or 'worse' for how it scored in comparison to others.

Director of nursing and quality Helen Porter said: “We really value the opinions of our patients and are always delighted to receive feedback from the people we treat.

“It is extremely rewarding to see the professionalism and expertise of our staff recognised in this way and we will continue to strive to deliver the very best of care.”

In each of the categories The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre achieved more than 9/10.

In-patients gave their overall experience a mark of 9.1/10, the second highest rating in the whole country - There was only one other trust achieved the same score, while one hospital scored 9.2.

A full copy of the survey is available by visiting the Care Quality Commission website (