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Some of the ratings of services provided at Liverpool Women's Hospital shown on this page are no longer relevant. Our latest ratings of specific services offered at the hospital are:

  • End of life care: Good  
  • Neonatal services: Good  
  • Gynaecology: Requires improvement  
  • Maternity: Good  

The other service ratings are from areas we now inspect as part of these. We will update this page to reflect this soon.

Read the latest inspection report for Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

We are carrying out a review of quality at Liverpool Women's Hospital. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.
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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16 July 2012
Date of Publication: 10 August 2012
Inspection Report published 10 August 2012 PDF | 34.47 KB


Inspection carried out on 16 July 2012

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

We spoke with 13 patients about the care they received and how their medicines were handled.

One patient said ‘’ I had been in pain at one point and the staff brought effective pain relief immediately’’. Another said I got my pain relief “as soon as I asked for it”.

A patient told us ‘’they missed my painkillers once but I rang my bell and they came right away”. Another said their pain was not fully controlled and expressed frustration that the medicines they were prescribed were not fully effective.

We spoke with seven patients about patient controlled analgesia (This is when patients can self inject a pain reliever using a special device). All said they were provided with detailed information about what it was and how to safely manage it.

One patient told us about their take home medicines and said they had been handled properly. Another told us nursing staff had explained what all her medicines were for and how to take them.

A patient told us “my medicine had recently been changed to an injection and staff clearly explained to me why this had been done’’.