Children and young people’s hospital experiences mostly positive
The Care Quality Commission has published the results of its latest Children and Young People’s Survey. This found that children and young people’s experiences of hospital inpatient and day case care were mostly positive. The majority of children and young people said they were well looked after while in hospital, staff were friendly and that they received answers to their questions. Most parents and carers reported positive experiences for how their child’s pain was managed and for receiving enough information about new medication.
The survey also suggests there is scope for improvement in some areas, including:
- Children and young people having enough things to do whilst in hospital
- Involving children and young people in decision making
- Being treated on age-appropriate wards
Read more at www.cgc.org.uk