PERFORMANCE: Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was picked out by the Care Quality Commission as performing above average in the inpatient survey for explaining anaesthesia.

The results of the 2012 national inpatient survey were published by the CQC earlier this month.

Queen Victoria Hospital was among 11 trusts identified by the CQC as performing “significantly better than average” for question 47 – before the operation or procedure, did the anaesthetist or another member of staff explain how he or she would put you to sleep or control your pain in a way you could understand?