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Helston Birth Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Helston Community Hospital, Meneage Road, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8DR (01326) 430200

Provided and run by:
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Latest inspection summary

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Overall inspection


Updated 27 February 2023

Pages 1 and 2 of this report relate to the hospital and the ratings of that location, from page 3 the ratings and information relate to maternity services based at Helston Birth Centre

We inspected the maternity service at Helston Birth Centre as part of our national maternity inspection programme. The programme aims to give an up-to-date view of hospital maternity care across the country and help us understand what is working well to support learning and improvement at a local and national level.

We will publish a report of our overall findings when we have completed the national inspection programme.

We carried out a short notice announced focused inspection of the maternity service, looking only at the safe and well-led key questions.

We did not rate this location at this inspection.

We also inspected two other maternity services locations run by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. Our reports are here:

Penrice Birthing Unit: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/REF81

Royal Cornwall Hospital: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/REF12

How we carried out the inspection

We inspected the service using a site visit and spoke with staff and managers. We interviewed leaders and members of the executive team remotely after the site visit. The service submitted data and evidence of their performance after the inspection which was analysed and reviewed for use in the report.

You can find further information about how we carry out our inspections on our website: https://www.cqc.org.uk/what-we-do/how-we-do-our-job/what-we-do-inspection.