Hospi­tal trust rated ‘good’ taken out of spe­cial measures

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

The Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion has rec­om­mended that Hinch­ing­brooke Health Care NHS Trust be taken out of spe­cial measures af­ter rat­ing it‘ good’ in its lat­est Qual­ity Report.

Fol­low­ing a for­mal re-in­spec­tion in May, the report con­firmed the trust’ s ser­vices are safe, ef­fec­tive, car­ing, re­spon­sive and well led, rat­ing it ‘good’ in all five of th­ese do­mains.

In­spec­tors found staff were car­ing and com­pas­sion­ate, sys­tems and pro­cesses were work­ing well in most ar­eas, and med­i­cal and sur­gi­cal pa­tients were re­ceiv­ing treat­ment within the ex­pected timescales.

They saw sev­eral ex­am­ples of out­stand­ing prac­tice, in­clud­ing the em­ploy­ment of an admiral nurse to sup­port the rel­a­tives and car­ers of peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia and pro­vide ad­di­tional sup­port to staff.

She is one of only five admiral nurses in acute trusts in Eng­land.

Lance McCarthy, Hinch- in­g­brooke Hospi­tal chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “I’m de­lighted the CQC has recog­nised the sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments we have made since go­ing in to spe­cial measures in Jan­uary 2015.

“The report re­flects our progress and achieve­ments since then and the com­mit­ment of our staff to pro­vid­ing high-qual­ity care for all of our pa­tients and res­i­dents of Hunt­ing­don­shire.

“To come out of spe­cial measures and be rated‘ good’ over­all is tes­ta­ment to the hard work, com­pas­sion and care of all of our staff.

“The C QC noted a num­ber of im­prove­ments that could be made which we are al­ready in the process of ad­dress­ing as westrive to move from ‘good’ to ‘out­stand­ing’.”

The board of gover­nor sat trust have al­ready agreed to a merger with the Peter­bor­ough and Stam­ford Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust.

A full busi­ness case is cur­rently be­ing com­piled with the merger set to be­gin in April 2017.

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