PERFORMANCE: York Hospitals Foundation Trust has been praised in a Care Quality Commission review of its dignity and nutrition standards.

A review report, following inspection, says the foundation trust is meeting requirements that “people should be treated with respect, involved in discussions about their care and treatment and able to influence how the service is run”, and that “food and drink should meet people’s individual dietary needs”.

The report notes positive comments from patients spoken to by inspectors. It says: “They said they had been treated with courtesy and respect and that their privacy and dignity had been well protected. They said they were given clear information and had been involved in decisions about their care and rehabilitation.

“Observations on the ward also showed that staff were attentive when assisting people and they did this is a patient and professional way.”