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24.07.19

Warrington and Halton Hospitals Trust improves to 'Good' CQC rating

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has secured a 'Good' overall score from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following inspections in March, April and May 2019, having seen significant improvements since previously being rated as 'Requires Improvement'.

A team of CQC inspectors visited the trust to assess five core services across Warrington and Halton Hospitals: surgery, maternity, critical care, medicine and outpatients. They also looked specifically at management and leadership.

The trust was rated as 'Good' in each of the five key questions; are services safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led?

CQC has also published the trust’s Use of Resources (UoR) report, which is based on an assessment undertaken by NHS Improvement. The trust has been rated as 'Requires Improvement' for using its resources productively. The combined rating for the trust, taking into account CQC’s inspection for the quality of services and NHSI’s assessment of Use of Resources, is Good.

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Chief inspector of hospitals at the CQC, Professor Ted Baker, said: “The trust was rated Requires Improvement in the last two inspections. So, it is good to see that they have made sustainable improvements in a number of areas and brought themselves up to standard. There has been a strong commitment by everyone at the trust to continuous improvement and learning, so patients can experience the best possible care.

“We found the trust had a renewed focus on sustainability and services aligned with community healthcare services. There was open engagement between staff and leadership, and an embedded vision of high-quality care for the future.

“The trust had clearly responded well to our previous findings. However, there are some areas for further improvement, which we have made clear. We will continue to monitor the trust closely and return to inspect again in due course.”

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