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Cumbrian hospitals rated for patient experience

Two Cumbrian hospitals have been rated "excellent" and "good" for patient experience.

The Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT) review the cleanliness and condition of hospital buildings and assess the food being served.

They also monitor patient privacy and dignity including sleeping areas.

Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary and Whitehaven's West Cumberland Hospital rated excellent for food and cleanliness in parts of the hospitals.

Carole Heatly, chief executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "These are excellent scores for both our hospitals which show that we are constantly striving to offer our patients the best possible environment in which to be treated."

PEAT was established in 2000 to assess NHS hospitals and to ensure patients have a good experience.

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