Over three quarters of NHS patients put hospital cleanliness as their top priority when choosing where they are treated.
Official government figures have been released showing that hygiene is more important to patients than waiting times.
The Department of Health’s carried out a National Patient Choice Survey and found that:
– 76% of patients said cleanliness and a low infection rate is the most important factor when going in to a hospital.
Waiting times and cleanliness, are key reasons why people purchase private health cover.