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Be proud of your local NHS

“People living in Dorset should be proud of their local NHS.” that’s the message from Tim Goodson, chief officer NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

In the latest inspections the major providers of NHS services in Dorset have been rated as Good by the CQC.

  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Tim Goodson continues “At a time when the NHS is seeing increased demands and a number of significant challenges, having all our major providers rated as Good is testament to the continuing hard work of everyone in the NHS throughout the county, and I am both delighted and proud that we have achieved this.

I would like to pass on my congratulations to all those involved for their hard work and dedication to patient care.”

The CQC regularly inspects all organisations that provide health services, publishing their findings along with an overall performance rating.

During a visit the CQC inspects eight core services to ensure they are

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive
  • Well-led.

Current CQC reports are available via http://www.cqc.org.uk/.

Further information

The eight core services inspected are:

  • Urgent and emergency services (A&E)
  • Medical care (including older people’s care)
  • Surgery
  • Critical care
  • Maternity and gynaecology
  • Services for children and young people
  • End of life care
  • Outpatient services and diagnostic imaging (such as x-rays and scans).

Our Dorset is a partnership of all NHS and local authority organisations in Dorset, working together to help local people have healthier, more fulfilling lives.

  • Borough of Poole
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Dorset County Council
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Public Health Dorset
  • The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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