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Patients 'highly rate their A&E'

Almost two-thirds of patients would be "extremely likely" to recommend the A&E ward in which they were treated to friends and family, according to a new "friends and family" survey designed to highlight the levels of care in England's hospitals

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36 hospital wards fail new family test

Patients in 36 hospital wards across England would not recommend them to their friends or family, according to a new test designed to shine the spotlight on poor care.

Of 4,500 wards across England, patients who were treated in 36 wards would be unhappy to send their loved ones to receive the same care.

The first wave of the "Friends and Family" test also saw just one English A&E department get a "negative score" - at Chase Farm Hospital, part of the Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust, in north London.

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