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Hospital care in 'least risky' group

Malvern Editorial 25th Oct, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

CARE at the county’s hospitals is among the safest in the country, a report has confirmed.

The Trust which runs both the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals has been placed in ‘band six’ following the Care Quality Commission monitoring, which is the least risky group.

Information has been published for the first time on each of the 161 acute and specialist trusts in the country, including Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, based on 150 indicators including patient and staff experience.

The reports, which look at factors including outbreaks of CDIFF and MRSA and whether patients were given compassionate care and their needs were met, will be used to help the CQC decide when, where and what to inspect and will mean they can anticipate and respond more quickly to hospitals which are at risk of failing to provide safe or quality care.

Trust chairman Harry Turner said: “I am so pleased that results of CQC’s monitoring reports puts in the lowest risk category of all 161 Trusts in the country.

“This is testament to the hard work and determination of all of our staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure quality and safety are at the top of the agenda when it comes to patient care.”

A total of 19 trusts will be inspected in the next phase starting in January, which will be the first to given an outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate rating by the CQC, with all trusts set to be inspected by the end of December 2015.

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