PERFORMANCE: Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was picked out by the Care Quality Commission as performing above average in the inpatient survey for discussing with patients whether they needed special equipment at home following discharge.

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

The Royal Surrey County was among 11 trusts identified by the CQC as performing “significantly better than average” for question 63: Did hospital staff discuss with you whether you would need any additional equipment in your home, or any adaptations made to your home, after leaving hospital?