Good rating for Peterborough City Hospital

Peterborough City Hospital exteriors EMN-141118-141246009
Peterborough City Hospital exteriors EMN-141118-141246009
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Peterborough City Hospital has had its rating bumped up to ‘good’ by inspectors after making improvements.

The latest report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) indicates that the hospital is no longer rated as ‘requires improvement’.

Inspectors also decided to rate Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust as ‘good’ having previously rated it as ‘requires improvement’ as well.

The new CQC report highlighted improvements at the hospital’s Emergency Department which has started meeting its Accident and Emergency waiting time target in the past three months.

The report indicated that: urgent and emergency services, services for children and young people and end of life care were all good, although medical care continues to require improvement.

Areas of outstanding care included the engagement with children and young people, while the trust was commended for meeting face-to-face an increasing number of patients to discuss concerns or complaints.

However, it was told it must “ensure records are accurate and updated to reflect the needs of patients and that care is given in line with records”. It was also told to make sure medicine wards are stored correctly and call bells answered in a timely way.

Stephen Graves, who took over as chief executive last September, said: “It is pleasing to see the action plan we put in place following our original inspection in March 2014 has delivered the intended results. The fact the Trust has stepped up a level to be rated as ‘good’ is testament to the efforts of our staff across both hospitals to ensure our patients receive good quality care.”