Clean bill of health for hospitals

Two Fenland hospitals are meeting all the quality and safety standards inspected by their regulatory body the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after a recent unannounced inspection.

The Trafford in-patients ward at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech, and adult outpatient clinics, the rehabilitation and falls unit, district nursing and children’s services at Doddington Hospital, have received a clean bill of health.

The CQC inspectors looked at five key standards including patient records, how people were being cared for, talking to staff and people who use the service and a review of information sent to them by other authorities.

Key commendations from the inspection report show that patients were involved in planning their care and treatment, and care records were up to date. Patients said nursing staff were excellent. There were arrangements to deal with foreseeable emergencies and adequate staff numbers to meet needs.

Mandy Renton, Chief Nurse, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted that the CQC found that the services inspected are meeting all the required quality and safety standards. Residents can be assured that our focus remains on achieving the best outcomes for local people.”