United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust special measures
A Care Quality Commission report led by Professor Ted Baker, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has confirmed that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust will remain under special measures for a third year amidst concerns about patient care.
The Hospital Trust was given a “requires improvement” rating after visits to its Boston and Lincoln Hospitals and Care Quality Commission inspectors advised there were “significant concerns” about emergency and urgent care at both hospitals.
Professor Baker noted that Children’s services in Boston remained inadequate and the report set out that emergency departments did not have enough permanent nursing staff with the necessary skills and experience. He said the Trust “must make further sustainable improvements to ensure that people receive the care they should be able to expect”. He went on to explain that insufficient improvement had been made further to their previous inspection in 2018. The Trust has been placed under special measures since 2017.
In response, The Trust’s Chief Executive Mr Andrew Morgan said he was disappointed that sufficient progress had not been made. He said the Trust was taking action to make improvements as quickly as possible.
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