Published: 19/09/2002, Volume II2, No. 5823 Page 8

A CHI review of Sheffield Children's Hospital trust has praised its 'friendly, enthusiastic' staff and commended its paediatric intensive outreach team, which provides support to staff at other local hospitals caring for children.However, it has also recommended that more should be done to give staff feedback about serious incidents, to meet the needs of adolescents and to involve young people, their families and the public in service planning and delivery. In the same report, CHI praises NHS Direct South Yorkshire and South Humber for its response to queries and policies on staff retention, but says the work environment needs to be assessed.

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