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Royal Hampshire County Hospital Requires improvement

Details of this locations CQC registration


Here you will find the list of services and areas where we, the Care Quality Commission, authorise and regulate this service to operate. If you think this service is operating services not listed here please contact us

Type of service
  • Community services - Healthcare
  • Diagnosis/screening
  • Hospital
  • Rehabilitation (illness/injury)
Specialisms/services
  • Services for everyone
Local authority
  • Hampshire

Regulated services/activities

CQC register Royal Hampshire County Hospital to carry out the following legally regulated services here:

Maternity and midwifery services

  • Alex Whitfield is responsible for these services.

Termination of pregnancies

  • Alex Whitfield is responsible for these services.

Family planning services

  • Alex Whitfield is responsible for these services.

Treatment of disease, disorder or injury

  • Alex Whitfield is responsible for these services.
Condition of this registration relating to carrying out this regulated activity

The registered provider must ensure that there is an effective system in place to assess and monitor the on-going care and treatment to patients whilst in the emergency department. This includes, but is not exclusive to, the monitoring of pain, administration of medicines, tissue viability assessments, nutrition and hydration and early warning scores with regular on-going monitoring. The provider must ensure staff fully optimise any local policy or procedure, as prescribed by the trust (for example, the appropriate application of the NEWS and PEWS escalation protocols). This applies to the Emergency Department at both Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

The registered provider must ensure that there are sufficient numbers of suitably qualified staff competent to care for children on duty in the emergency department at all times.

The provider must ensure that children and young people are cared for in an environment which is secure and tailored to meet the needs of children and young people, and which is staffed, at all times In accordance with the ‘Intercollegiate Committee for Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings’ document titled, “Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings” (2018). Further, the provider must ensure that all clinical staff have minimum competencies including recognition of the sick or injured child, basic life support skills (for infants and children), the ability to initiate appropriate treatment in accordance with locally agreed protocols’ as set out in the intercollegiate guidance. This applies to the Emergency Department at both Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

The provider must ensure at least one member of staff is available each shift who is trained in advanced paediatric life support as set out in the Intercollegiate Committee for Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings’ document titled, “Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings” (2018).

The registered provider will ensure that there are a sufficient numbers (based on demand) of suitably qualified, skilled and experienced health professionals deployed throughout the emergency department to support the care and treatment of patients of all age groups. The staffing levels and deployment of staff must be reviewed and adapted as required at regular intervals throughout the day. This applies to the Emergency Department at both Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal County Hampshire Hospital.

From 3 August 2018 and on the Friday of each week by 16:00 the Registered Provider must submit a report to the Care Quality Commission which (a) describes the actions taken to ensure that the conditions listed above are complied with and (b) sets out the evidence that demonstrates that those actions are being taken.

Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the 1983 Act

  • Alex Whitfield is responsible for these services.

Surgical procedures

  • Alex Whitfield is responsible for these services.

Diagnostic and screening procedures

  • Alex Whitfield is responsible for these services.