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CQC asks Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to improve services

31 August 2017
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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The Care Quality Commission has published a report for the Bluebell Ward at Prospect Park Hospital (part of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust).

CQC undertook this focussed inspection in May in response to a number of concerns which had been raised regarding areas which fell under the safe, effective and well-led key questions. In addition, the inspection looked at whether the trust had made improvements to their acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units since the last comprehensive inspection in December 2016.

Read the full report.

Natasha Sloman, CQC Head of Hospital Inspection said:

“During this inspection we found a number of key areas at Bluebell ward which caused inspectors immediate concern. These included cleanliness of the environment, staffing levels, assessing and managing risk to patients and staff and good governance.

“The trust has been issued with three requirement notices where action must be taken to ensure they are meeting their legal requirements. We will continue to monitor the trust to ensure these requirements are met and improvements are made.

“The overall rating for the trust remains Good.”

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31 August 2017

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