Diabetes patients’ praise for West Suffolk Hospital

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Simon Parker

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

Patients have praised a hospital's diabetes unit in a national audit.

Eight-six per cent of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall care of their diabetes at West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

A further 81pc felt they could take control of their care while in hospital. This was compared to a 60pc average in England.

This was compared to the average in England of 60pc.

The results come following the release of the 2016 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit, which measures the quality of care provided to people with diabetes who are admitted to hospital.

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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) is also in the highest 25pc in England for the average number of hours spent providing inpatient care per-week per diabetes patient by consultants.

Dr John Clark, lead diabetologist at WSFT, said: 'The good results reflect the hard work put in by the diabetes team. However there is always room for improvement.'

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