CLATTERBRIDGE Cancer Centre has been voted one of the country's top hospitals for inpatients.

The 2019 Adult Inpatient Survey, conducted by the Care Quality Commission, rated the centre "well above average" when compared to other hospitals in nine out of ten survey categories, including 'care and treatment', 'waiting lists' and 'leaving hospital'.

The results were published as Clatterbridge Cancer Centre celebrates the opening of its brand new £162million hospital in Liverpool city centre (pictured) last weekend.

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The survey asked patients to give their opinions on the care they received, including quality of information and communication with staff, whether they were given enough privacy, the amount of support given to help them eat and drink and assist with personal hygiene, and on their discharge arrangements.

In total, 192 patients responded to the survey, having been discharged from hospital in July last year.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust also scored particularly highly when it came to patients' satisfaction with medical staff, achieving 9.7 out of 10 for confidence and trust in the doctors treating them.

Sheila Lloyd, (pictured, below) the centre's director of nursing and quality, said: "We believe our team provide the very best care and we're delighted that our patients agree.

"The survey results are a true reflection of the care and dedication of our staff in looking after our patients and their families."

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"Whilst The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre goes through a period of exciting change thanks to our new hospital opening, our priority remains maintaining the highest quality of care for our patients, wherever they are treated.

"We endeavour to continue to maintain these high scores in patient surveys across our sites."

Last week, inpatients currently being treated at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre's Wirral site were transferred to the new inpatient ward at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool. All future inpatients will be treated at the new Liverpool hospital.

Emma Daley, matron for integrated care, said: "Now that our inpatient wards have been successfully transferred to our brand new hospital, we are looking forward to continuing to provide them with the very best experience, enhanced by their brand new surroundings.

"Our new hospital is also situated next to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, which will be of huge benefit to our inpatients, now and in the future, with easier access to the Royal’s other medical and surgical specialties."