CQC Reveals Concerns Over Penn Hospital

Report Highlights Breaches In Standards


A lawyer from Irwin Mitchell has called for standards to be raised at Penn Hospital in Wolverhampton, following the release of a report which has identified breaches in both quality and safety.

The Care Quality Commission has compiled its study from two separate visits to review services and highlighted ten areas of concern for Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust to address.

A primary concern was linked to the trust’s systems in place for assessing and monitoring service quality in relation to the management of risks to patients. It has been suggested that the hospital is yet to make sufficient progress on improving practice.

Discussing the report, medical negligence lawyer Mandy Luckman said: “The findings of this publication are likely to raise major concerns for both staff at the hospital and the families of those being treated at the site.

“I hope that the release of this report has the right kind of impact on the hospital, encouraging it to push forward with improvements that will ensure patient safety is at the forefront of its work.

“People deserve guarantees that their wellbeing is being monitored in the correct manner.”