Hospital chief ‘hopeful’ ahead of upcoming Care Quality Commission report
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The findings of a follow-up inspection by the Care Qualtiy Commission (CQC) at Hinchingbrooke Hospital will be made public next month.
A team of 16 inspectors from the health watchdog visited the hospital on May 10/11 and carried out an unannounced inspection on May 20, following a CQC decision in October that the hospital was to remain in Special Measures.
Inspectors interviewed staff, including senior management and executive directors, and focussed on urgent care, surgical and end of life services.
“I am hopeful that the ongoing excellent work of all staff in the organisation and the progress that the hospital has made since the October visit will be reflected in us coming out of Special Measures,” said chief executive Lance McCarthy in a report to the hospital board.
Hinchingbrooke was placed into special measures after a CQC report in January 2015 revealed serious failings, particularly in the Emergency Department, while the hospital was under the management of private firm Circle.
Circle announced later the same day that it was pulling out of the deal as the hospital was “no longer financially viable under current terms” and Hinchingbrooke reverted back to NHS control.
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