Read the results of our latest survey, which looks at the experiences of children, young people and their parents and carers attending hospital for treatment as an inpatient or day case.
Key findings for England
Overall children and young people’s experiences of inpatient and day case care were mostly positive. The majority of children and young people said they were well looked after while in hospital, staff were friendly and that they received answers to their questions. Most parents and carers reported positive experiences for how their child’s pain was managed and for receiving enough information about new medication.
The survey results suggest there is scope for improvement in a number of areas, including:
- Children and young people having enough things to do whilst in hospital
- Involving children and young people in decision making
- Being treated on age appropriate wards
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