Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE)

We believe our patients should be cared for with compassion and dignity in a clean, safe environment.

PLACE assessments see local people visit inpatient units across England to assess how the environment supports patients' privacy and dignity, the food, cleanliness and general building maintenance. It focuses entirely on the care environment providing a clear message, directly from patients, about how well the environment works and how it might be enhanced.

For further information about PLACE assessments please visit the NHS England website >

See how we are doing - take a look at the Darland House PLACE thermometers below.



Thermometer 92.5%

Condition, appearance and maintenance


Thermometer 83.64%

Food and hydration


Thermometer 89.87%

Privacy dignity and wellbeing


Thermometer 85.94%