Staff at a care unit at Peterborough City Hospital have been praised for an improvement in services.
The Breast Unit team at the Bretton-based hospital has made significant improvements to the screening service, according to a quality assurance assessment.
We are very proud to have had such a successful quality assessment review.Mxine Hughes
Assessors from the East of England Screening Quality Assurance Reference Centre noted improvements in both performance and quality of care for patients since a previous assessment in 2012.
Inspectors congratulated the team for excelling in the provision of breast screening and cancer treatment to patients in the Greater Peterborough area.
Maxine Hughes, breast unit manager, said: “We are very proud to have had such a successful quality assessment review.
“It reflects the hard work of the team in consistently achieving breast screening national standards and endeavouring to always provide an excellent patient experience.
“The assessors commented that we are a ‘strong unit’, and noted how well the screening and symptomatic breast service teams work together, which is vitally important for our patients.”
The aim of quality assurance within breast screening services is to maintain minimum standards and to improve the performance in all aspects of breast screening.
Last year the trust’s Breast Unit team commemorated 25 years of providing the breast screening service to patients in the city.