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Would you recommend Aintree to your family or friends? - Friends and Family test

The NHS Friends and Family Test is a nationwide initiative to gain feedback from patients about the care and treatment they receive in hospital. Patients are asked whether they would recommend NHS services to their friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment, which is believed to be an important indicator of the quality of care they have received.

At Aintree, we use the Friends and Family Test on our inpatient wards, Accident & Emergency Department, Outpatient services & Day-case areas, and every patient receiving treatment in those areas is now able to give feedback about the quality of care they have received.

A high proportion of patients we have surveyed to date said they were extremely likely or likely to recommend the care given or service received within our hospital to a friend or family member. We are very pleased that these patients had a good experience of care. However we also want to know where we have not met expectations so that we can make improvements. Your feedback is our best way of knowing where we are doing well or where we could do better.

How do I leave my feedback?

We value your feedback and want to offer care that provides a positive experience for patients and their families and our focus is improving the delivery of patient and family centred care. We will contact you and ask the simple question:

“How likely are you to recommend our ward or services to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?”

When you are discharged from hospital, you will be asked to answer the Friends and Family Test question via a text message, automated voice call or a feedback card which will be provided by staff. Responses are free and anonymous.

You will be invited to respond to the question by choosing one of six options, ranging from 'extremely likely' to 'extremely unlikely'.

It is important that you are given the opportunity to explain why you have given your answer, so please answer any follow-up questions.

Do I have to respond to the question?

Your answer is voluntary and completely anonymous. We are extremely grateful for your feedback as it provides valuable information to help ensure our patients have the best possible experience of care. Your answer will not be traced back to you and your details will not be passed on to anyone.

Text messages and voice calls are free. If you receive the survey and you do not wish to take part, you can simply reply ‘STOP’ when you receive the text message or hang up when you receive the call.

If you do not want to be contacted for the Friends and Family Test then please inform a member of staff and we will ensure you are not contacted.

If you feel that you should have been given the opportunity to respond but did not receive the questionnaire, please contact the patient experience team - patientexperience@aintree.nhs.uk

How will the results be used?

We will gather the results and analyse them to see where we can make improvements or explore your suggestions further. If your comments are complimentary we will of course pass on your praise to the staff that cared for you. Our Matrons and Ward Managers will also receive a full copy of the feedback for their specific ward, service or department to enable them to discuss and share with the rest of the team and take the appropriate action if required.

Your feedback will be combined with that of other patients to create an overall score for the particular ward, service area or department. This is the score which is published on the NHS England website every month.

Does the Friends and Family test replace the NHS complaints procedure or other forms of feedback?

No, this will not replace our current complaints procedure or other forms of feedback. For more information on how to make a complaint see our dedicated Patient Advice and Complaints Team (PACT) page by clicking here

See the 2017 monthly results below: 

Downloads:

  • Friends and Family Test reports
    • 2017
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients December 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:23AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients November 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inaptients October 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inaptients September 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:23AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inaptients August 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients July 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients June 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients May 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients April 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients - March 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients Feb 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients - Jan 2017 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:22AM | Download:
    • 2018
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients December 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients November 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients October 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients September 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients August 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients July 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:24AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients June 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:24AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients May 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients April 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients March 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients February 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients January 2018 Modified: 15/04/2019 10:25AM | Download:
    • 2019
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients March 2019.pdf Modified: 07/05/2019 11:30AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients February 2019 Modified: 07/05/2019 11:30AM | Download:
      • FFT Performance ward display - Inpatients January 2019 Modified: 07/05/2019 11:30AM | Download:
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