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Right Arrow CQC rates Trust 'requires improvement'
13 March 2018 at 13:13

Today the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published the findings of their inspections last year and reported the Trust’s rating unchanged at “Requires Improvement”.

Sheila Lloyd, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Therapies, said: “The report is another milestone on the Trust’s journey to keep improving care for patients.

“This is evident in the steady improvements we’ve seen in maternity care at Ormskirk hospital. They are changes for the better recognised not only by CQC but by patients too. Their feedback last year ranked the service 11th best in England.

“Other improvements mean our wards are better organised for the benefit of both patients and staff. A much-needed day surgery unit opened at Ormskirk hospital in February followed by hyper-acute stroke beds at Southport earlier this month. A surgical assessment unit will be in place soon.

“Once again, the CQC scored us ‘Good’ for caring with the compassionate one-to-one care in A&E highlighted in particular. The £1.25m building work now under way there will significantly improve privacy and dignity for patients.

“The CQC also recognised the effect over the past two years of not having an established Trust leadership team.

“We are fortunate that Silas Nicholls, a highly respected and experienced NHS leader, joins us as permanent chief executive on 3 April as an anchor for stability.”

Issued by Tony Ellis, Communications and Marketing Manager
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Notes for editors

1. The CQC also highlighted:

• Improvements in safety in surgery services at Southport
• A proactive and engaged approach to safeguarding adults, children and young people
• Fewer complaints received and handled in a timely manner in line with national regulations

Our key infection rates continue to be among the best in the region.

All this has been achieved against a background of increasing patient numbers, with ever more complex needs, from the oldest population any NHS trust in the country serves.

2. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.