Local MP Caroline Flint has declared the latest survey of local hospitals as a massive vote of confidence in the NHS.
The annual patient survey involved questionnaires sent to 800 patients after their treatment at local hospitals including Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Mexborough Montague hospital.
• 94% of respondents rated the overall care they received at the outpatients department as ‘excellent’, ‘very good’ or ‘good’.
• 86% of respondents stated that they were treated with respect and dignity during their time spent at the outpatients department.
Said Ms Flint: “This is a huge vote of confidence in the NHS. I have great faith in our NHS staff, who have seen the NHS transformed in the past decade. Patients can now expect to be treated within weeks even for major operations; and people are treated in A&E within a few hours.
“It is not just the big increase in numbers of doctors and nurses, it is the equipment
they now use and the whole look of the hospitals today. It is world’s away from an NHS that was on its knees under the Tories.”
“I am pleased for patients and for staff that the NHS is so good today. And I promise to ensure that every person suspected of having cancer not only sees a specialist within two weeks, but gets their test results within a week. Early diagnosis saves lives – and that is the difference in Labour’s NHS. David Cameron would scrap that guarantee – making life worse for NHS patients.”