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Other CQC inspections of services

Community & mental health inspection reports for Bishop Auckland Hospital can be found at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

Inspection carried out on 12 September 2012

During a routine inspection

All the people we spoke with told us they were happy with the care they had received. Everyone praised the staff and the care they gave them.

People were very complimentary about the food. All had water and other drinks readily available at their bedside. People told us they got drinks with breakfast, mid morning, lunch, mid afternoon, tea, and an evening drink. There was a wide choice of drinks available and additional drinks could be requested at any time.

People told us staff had time to support and look after them. Comments included

“These nurses are worth their weight in gold”

“The nurses are just like my extended family”

“The staff here are excellent”

Inspection carried out on 22 March 2012

During a themed inspection looking at Termination of Pregnancy Services

We did not speak to people who used this service as part of this review. We looked at a random sample of medical records. This was to check that current practice ensured that no treatment for the termination of pregnancy was commenced unless two certificated opinions from doctors had been obtained.