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Stamford and Rutland and Hospital services rated as 'good' in the Care Quality Commission's report into North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust which grades the trust as 'requires improvement'

Services at a town’s hospital have been rated as ‘good’ in a report that grades the trust running it as ‘requires improvement’.

Stamford and Rutland Hospital’s services were given the rating as part of the Care Quality Commission’s report into the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which also oversees Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals.

The inspection was carried out between July and September last year.

Stamford and Rutland Hospital
Stamford and Rutland Hospital

Medical care, surgery and outpatients services at the Ryhall Road hospital were all rated as ‘good’.

Urgent and emergency services were graded as ‘requires improvement’.

Inspectors praised the hospital’s medical care services for having ‘enough staff’ to care for patients and ensure their safety.

The staff were also praised for providing ‘good care and treatment’.

Surgery staff were also praised for providing care in a ‘safe environment' while the infection risk was controlled 'well'.

In regards to outpatients services, patients were treated with 'compassion and kindness', staff'took account' of individual needs and people received the 'right care promptly'.

However, with urgent and emergency service training, not all staff were found to be 'compliant' with mandatory training in key skills or 'knowledgeable' about isolation procedures for an infectious patient.

Compliance with advanced life support was also found to be 'low'.

Commenting on the overall report,Caroline Walker, chief executive of North West Anglia Foundation Trust, described the report as 'disappointing' but will be used to 'progress our continuous improvement'.

“Our staff continue to work incredibly hard under a huge amount of pressure to maintain a high standard of care for our patients and this is reflected in the areas rated as ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ and is something that we should celebrate.

“We will also continue to stage our own internal quality assessments as part of our ongoing commitment to quality of care and wish to congratulate all of those areas who have achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating as a result of this internal initiative.

“We would like to reassure and assure our patients that we are committed to continuing to focus on the areas that need further support and have already taken action on the areas where concerns have been raised.”

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