Hull And East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust Ordered To Make Improvements For Second Time

CQC Report Rated Trust As ‘Requiring Improvement’


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A focused inspection of the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the trust as ‘requiring improvement’.

This conclusion of the report marks the second time the Trust has been given a ‘requiring improvement‘ rating. A previous report found patients were waiting too long in its Accident and Emergency Department and were facing the cancellation of operations.

The latest CQC report found a shortage of nursing staff on some medical and surgical wards and that many elderly patients were waiting too long for staff to help with basic needs.

Chief Inspector of Hospitals Sir Mike Richards said some patients were facing long delays in treatment, too many patients were accommodated on non-specialist wards and that patient flow through the Trust’s hospitals was poor.

However, he explained that “significant progress” had been made in some areas at the Trust, which is responsible for Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.

Sarah Coles, a Partner and expert medical negligence lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, who has represented patients at the Trust, said:

Expert Opinion
Although some progress has clearly been made at the Trust, it is concerning to read reports that many concerns outlined by the CQC have not yet been fully addressed.

“It is vital the Trust takes swift action to resolve the latest issues highlighted by CQC inspectors to ensure patients attending its hospitals are given the best possible treatment.

“Through our work we have seen the devastating impact delays and poor standards of care can have on patients and the negative impact this has on the staff also. Everyone visiting the hospitals controlled by the Trust will need reassurances that action is being taken to resolve these issues and that they will be provided with the best care possible.
Sarah Coles, Partner