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Armed Forces: Hospitals

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 139W, on the armed forces: Selly Oak hospital, what recent assessment he has made of the views of military patients treated at hospitals of the University of Birmingham Foundation Trust. (143756)

The latest analysis of the pilot patient survey (now covering the period from late December 2006 to 31 May 2007) confirms earlier findings that the overwhelming majority of military in-patients treated at the trust's hospitals who responded to the survey consider their overall care to have been “excellent”, “very good” or “good”. Questionnaires were returned by around three-quarters of in-patients surveyed over the period. Participation in the anonymous survey is voluntary.