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Sunday, 20 August 2017
Our CQC Rating

All hospitals inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are rated as Outstanding, Good, Requiring Improvement or Inadequate.

As well as an overall rating, hospitals are scored in eight individual areas – urgent and emergency care (A&E), medical care, surgery, critical care, maternity and gynaecology, end of life care, outpatients and diagnostic imaging and services for children and young people.

Full the full CQC report (opens in a new window)

Nick Hulme, our hospital's Chief Executive, has welcomed the Care Quality Commission's most recent report, which has given the hospital an overall rating as ‘good’ - putting it in the top 30% of hospitals nationwide.

Our hospital has been rated as good in six areas, outstanding in one (emergency care) and requiring improvement in one (services for children and young people). Actions are already underway to make improvements in the areas identified by inspectors, which include improving the service for children with complex needs and clearly defining a critical care pathway for them. The inspectors added that services for children and young people are “caring and compassionate” with “positive feedback from the majority of children and parents”.

The emergency team, which boast some of the shortest waiting times in the country, has been praised for striving to improve quality care, for listening and taking time to explain care to patients and for its motivational managers.