Addenbrooke's and Rosie Hospitals placed in special measures

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 09:22

Addenbrooke's and Rosie Hospitals placed in special measures

One the country's largest NHS trusts is to be placed in special measures after inspectors raised serious concerns and rated it "inadequate".

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, was told it must make a number of improvements to ensure safe and effective care. Inspectors found that the trust, had staff shortages in a number of areas, including critical care services. This has resulted in staff being moved around and working in areas they were unfamiliar with, putting patient safety at risk.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, the CQC's chief inspector of hospitals, said:
"We found a number of serious problems when we inspected the services run by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and I have made a recommendation to Monitor that the trust should be placed into special measures……We were concerned that in some services, staff were caring for people in areas unfamiliar to them, meaning patient safety and welfare was placed at risk…….However, staff were hard working, passionate and caring throughout the trust, prepared to go the extra mile for patients, but having to swim upstream against the pressures they faced."

The full report can be found at:
http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/RGT01/reports

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Author: Rachel Bowen - Birmingham Office

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