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Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes findings on independent hospital in Blackpool

30 May 2017
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
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  • Hospitals

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has published his findings on the standards of treatment and care provided by Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, Blackpool following an inspection in September 2016.

CQC have rated the Spire Fylde Coast Hospital as Requires Improvement overall.

Inspectors rated safety, effectiveness and well-led as Requires Improvement and caring and responsiveness as Good.

Findings from the inspection have been published on our website


For further information please contact CQC Regional Engagement Officer Kerri James by email or by phone on 07464 92 9966. 

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Last updated:
30 May 2017

Notes to editors

Whenever CQC inspects it will always ask the following five questions of every service:
  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs?
  • Are they well-led?
Since 1 April, registered providers of health and social care services have been required to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.