Health trust makes improvements

THE ROYAL Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has introduced new measures to ensure privacy and dignity of patients during their hospital stay. Marie-Noelle, Royal Devon and Exeter director of nursing and patient care, said the trust was committed to e

THE ROYAL Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has introduced new measures to ensure privacy and dignity of patients during their hospital stay.

Marie-Noelle, Royal Devon and Exeter director of nursing and patient care, said the trust was committed to enhancing patient experience and seizing opportunities to improve privacy and dignity.

She said: "In the recent Annual Health Check assessment, the RD&E scored top marks for privacy and dignity from the Care Quality Commission.

"We are investing �270,000 from the South West Strategic Health Authority to create more side rooms at the RD&E Wonford hospital.

"In addition, more monitor equipment has been purchased so that flexible use of the Emergency Medical Unit can create more privacy between male and female patients.