Find out how we are doing in medicine for the elderly using the links below. More information on how we choose our indicators can be found by clicking on the link on the right hand side.
This clinical quality indicator is a care satisfaction score based on questionnaire responses from relatives and carers of people with dementia.
Improving patient satisfaction is one of our key objectives.
There is no national benchmark. We develop our own goals based on intial findings.
This clinical quality indicator measures the incidence of pressure sores newly-acquired on our elderly care wards.
Avoidance of pressure sores is a marker of good quality nursing care in older people.
We aim to have no newly-acquired pressure sores.
This clinical quality indicator measures the proportion of patients whose discharge was followed by an avoidable re-admission.
Re-admission has a negative impact on patient outcomes and patient experience.
Our re-admission rate stands at 12.6% against a peer average of 14.2% (source: Dr Foster). Monitoring how many of these were avoidable will provide insights into failures in discharge planning, and create opportunities to improve our discharge processes.
We will develop our goals in the light of initial findings.