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CQC lift warning notice relating to our surgical services

CQC lift warning notice relating to our surgical services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found improvements at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust following its latest inspection, although there are areas that require further attention and progress.

A team of inspectors from CQC visited the hospital in April 2019 to follow up on the concerns identified in a Warning Notice served in August 2018, following an inspection of the trust’s surgical services.

This latest focused inspection by CQC has found that the trust had met the specific requirements of the Warning Notice. However, there was still more work to do to embed changes and other issues were identified.

Commenting on the Report published today (11 June), Debbie Fleming, chief executive said:

“We welcome the commission’s lifting of their warning notice, following their inspection in April, and pleased that improvements have been noted in a range of areas.

“A theatres improvement team meets regularly to tackle issues, while a largely new management team, including the new role of matron for theatres, has helped improve patient safety, staff feedback, recruitment and the working environment.

“Our theatre teams have all made valuable contributions to these improvements, and continue to do so. “Nevertheless, there are areas in which we are determined to improve further, and as the CQC notes, we are clear that more needs to be done.

“Our theatre complex will undergo a multimillion pound modernisation and expansion programme as part of Poole Hospital’s designation as the area’s major planned care hospital, subject to approval by the Department of Health of our business case.”

The full report can be read here

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