WHISTON and St Helens hospitals have been rated as the best acute hospitals in the country in this year’s NHS Staff Survey.

Staff not only rated their acute trust as the best place to work in the NHS they also believe it has the highest standards of care.

Chief executive Ann Marr, who lives in Widnes, said “Patients are always our number one priority and it is really pleasing to know that our staff believe this is the best place for their friends and family.

"That they rate us as the best place to work in the NHS is also extremely positive. I am delighted to hear these latest results and commend them for their continued efforts to provide the very best care to all of our patients.”

The acute trust rated best nationally in a whole host of areas, including as a place to work and to receive treatment.