Hospital ranked as best in the country by quality report

West Suffolk Hospital has come out top of a report comparing quality of care at hospitals across the country, based on patients’ priorities.

The report, compiled by consultancy MHP Health Mandate, gave each hospital a weighted score for quality issues, including waiting times, risk of infection and experience of care, with the Bury St Edmunds hospital receiving the highest score.

A spokesman for West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are pleased that we have performed well in this latest report, which looks at a variety of different indicators and compares trusts based on the issues which matter to the public.

“Despite these good results, we know that we do not always get things right and will continue to learn lessons and look for ways to improve further.”

The spokesman added: “Our aim is to ensure every single patient coming to the hospital receives the best possible care.”