A large hospital which provides care to Crawley and Horley residents has scored 100 per cent for cleanliness.
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, came top out of its 10 neighbouring hospitals after an assessment of its environment by a patient-led group.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt congratulated the hospital on Twitter after Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) announced its results on Wednesday (August 27).
Ian Mackenzie, the hospital’s director of information and facilities said: “We take great pride in the cleanliness of our hospital and many visitors often comment on what a good job our housekeeping team do.
“This assessment looked at the whole environment and we are pleased our hard work has been recognised, however there is always more we can do to further improve our environment.”
The hospital’s score was up from 97.2 per cent in 2013.
Its scores for food and hydration, and condition, appearance and maintenance of patient areas had also improved.