Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE)

April 2013 saw the introduction of PLACE, which is the new system for assessing the quality of the patient environment, replacing the old Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) inspections. The annual assessments apply to hospitals, hospices and day treatment centres providing NHS funded care.

The assessments will see local people go into hospitals as part of teams to assess how the environment supports patient’s privacy and dignity, food, cleanliness and general building maintenance. It focuses entirely on the care environment and does not cover clinical care provision or how well staff are doing their job.

Our 2014 scores were:





 Privacy, Dignity and Wellbeing


 Condition Appearance and Maintenance



Find out more about the PLACE assessments