Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to remain in ‘special measures’

In her stakeholder briefing of June 20th Michelle McKay,  Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, shared the outcomes of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports following the inspection of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in November and December 2016. 

The overall rating for the Trust is reported as ‘inadequate’ and the CQC is recommending the Trust remain in ‘special measures’ until further review. The Trust has been in ‘special measures’ since November 2015.

Details on the CQC report can be found here along with the Trust’s commitment to making the changes needed happen as quickly as possible to in order to consistently deliver high quality standards for patients across all their services. The report acknowledges that Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a caring organisation, rating care across their hospitals as ‘good’, and their end of life care as ‘good’. The inspectors said that services were provided by dedicated, caring staff, and that patients were treated with kindness, dignity and respect and were provided with the appropriate emotional support.

The Trust is already in contact with patients to explain the situation and allay concerns.  And it is asking all stakeholders to reinforce the message that patients should continue to attend the Trust hospitals for appointments, operations and treatment as planned.

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