The results of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 2016 children and young people’s survey published today show that the majority of children and young people who stayed in hospital overnight or were seen as a day case patient were happy with the care they received.
The survey results reveal what over 34,000 children and young people under the age of 16 and their parents and carers said about the hospital care they received during November and December 2016.
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 results suggest there is scope for improvement in a number of 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
Click HERE to read the report and find out how individual trusts have performed.