Hospital warning notice liftedWednesday 27th June 2012
The James Paget University Hospitals has taken another significant step forward to meeting the requirements of the Care Quality Commission.
The CQC carried out an unannounced visit to the hospital on June 12 and has reported that the Trust is now meeting the required standards for the Care and Welfare of its patients. The improvement means the Warning Notice can now be lifted.
The CQC report recognises that assessments and care planning have improved, that bedside records are completed appropriately and that patients receive safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights.
Chief Executive, David Hill said: “This is a huge achievement and deserved recognition of the hard work by our staff to make the required improvements. A couple of months ago, the board recognised the urgency of the situation and the trust entered a turnaround period.
The pace of improvement has accelerated and staff have taken on board the need to work differently to deliver change. Our patients are now seeing the positive results of this.“
Director of Nursing, Tina Cookson, said: “This success is a result of our staff recognising the need for improvements and then working together to make positive changes for our patients.
It has been a challenging time, but their dedication and commitment to meet the required standards has been rewarded. We remain focused on making further improvements.”
The James Paget will have a further inspection on ‘Records’ where the CQC have noted minor concerns. This remains the only outcome where compliance has not been achieved.