As part of the NHS England national programme to monitor patient experience, we ask our patients to spend two minutes of their time to fill out a very short survey called the Friends and Family Test where they will be asked about the overall experience of using our service.

Experience is rated using a “Very Good” to “Very Poor” scale, and combined with a supplementary follow-up question. 

This provides a mechanism to highlight both good and poor patient experience and the feedback allows the Trust to receive direct, quick patient feedback, which will be reviewed at ward level and by the Trust Board. This will help us improve the quality of services.

We publish the information for each month with our satisfaction rates and show what we are doing in response to comments on display boards on individual wards and departments.

For more information:

Please see the information videos below. For people with hearing impairments, a version with British Sign Language is on the right hand side. 

You can provide feedback by selecting the relevant link below:

Inpatient and day-case

Emergency Care (including Urgent Care Centre and Minor Injuries Unit)

Outpatients

Community 

Maternity 

Childrens Inpatients

Childrens Outpatients

If you attend the Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centres or receive treatment from our Community Services, Maternity Services or as an Outpatient, we would like to send you a text message within 48 hours of your discharge to ask ‘Overall, how was your experience of our service?’

If you do not wish to take part, please notify a member of staff or email the Patient Experience Team at patientexperience@elht.nhs.uk or call 01254 733716 and your number will be removed from all future text correspondence.

The FREE text message service includes a URL link to complete the survey and the information you give is confidential.

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust we process (collect, store, use and delete) personal information about service users, it is a registered “Data Controller” with the Information Commissioner Office (ICO), registration Z8049565.  Click here for more information on the privacy notice for service users.

What People say about us

We publish the Friends and Family information for each month with our satisfaction rates and show what we are doing in response to comments on display boards on individual wards and departments.

Latest Friends and Family Test Feedback

Friends and Family Test Archive

To view previous Friends and Family Test feedback please see below: