PATIENT satisfaction at Casterton Memorial Hospital is the third highest in the state, according to a recent government survey.
CMH scored 89.9 out of 100 in a patient satisfaction survey, third behind Lorne Community Hospital on 90.5 and Yea and District Memorial Hospital on 90.9.
In 2010-11, the hospital received a satisfaction rating of 88.8.
The Victorian Patient Satisfaction Monitor Annual Report for July 2011 and June 2012 rates hospitals as either poor to fair (20-40), fair to good (41-60), good to very good (61-80) or very good to excellent (81-100).
Minister for Health David Davis said it was the second year running that hospitals throughout the state have recorded significant increases in satisfaction ratings.
“Most importantly, no Victorian hospital showed a statistically significant decrease in patient satisfaction in 2011-2012 and no hospital received a ‘poor’ or ‘fair’ rating,” Mr Davis said.
“These results, direct from patients, are testament to our dedicated doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who can be truly proud of the difference they make to lives of Victorian patients each and every day.”
Hospital CEO Owen Stephens said the result was a testament to the hard working staff and the hospital board’s performance in recent years.
“We really appreciate all the people who took the time to complete the survey… it gives us the opportunity to get information direct from the public so we can find out where we can make improvements at the hospital,” Mr Stephens said.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, March 27, 2013