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Care Quality Commission report published

The Care Quality Commission has published its latest report, rating the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as 'requires improvement'. The full report can be found here:

A spokesperson said: “We welcome the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) inspection report and accept the findings following the inspection of Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in November last year. The report provides a snapshot of the CQC’s judgement of the quality of care provided by the Trust, which overall has been downgraded to ‘requires improvement’ from the previous inspection rating in June 2016 where it was rated as ‘good’.

“While the report acknowledges that the Trust’s new leadership team recognises that improvements are required, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to delivering an improvement in the safety and quality of all our patient services. Over the coming months we will work closely with the CQC to help understand the root causes of the concerns raised in this report.

“We will be taking the appropriate measures to ensure that there will be an improvement in the performance of the hospital and that any lessons learned from one area of operations can be utilised across the entire organisation where appropriate. This will ensure that we can get back on track in delivering excellent services for the patients and communities of West Cheshire.”

To read the Trust's CQC Inspection letter click here