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CQC publish report on Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust

27 November 2017
Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The Care Quality Commission has today published a report relating to Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust. The inspections in March were a follow up on the findings of CQC’s previous inspections in 2015, when CQC rated the trust as Requires Improvement overall.

At Warrington Hospital, medical care, critical care, outpatients and diagnostic services and maternity and gynaecology services were rated Requires Improvement. Surgery, urgent care, end of life services and services for children and young people were rated as Good.

At Halton General Hospital, outpatients and diagnostic services were rated Requires Improvement and medical care, urgent care services and surgery were rated Good. The overall rating for Halton Hospital has slipped from Good to Requires Improvement.

Overall the trust has been rated Requires Improvement - although the trust was rated Good for caring. A full report has been published on our website.

Nicolas Smith, Head of Hospital Inspection in the north said:

“Our latest inspection at Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust has seen some improvements at Warrington Hospital - there had been progress since the previous inspection with improvements noted in urgent and emergency care, maternity, outpatients and diagnostics and critical care."

“The trust is aware of a number of areas where they need to improve and we will continue to work with the trust to ensure that the service continues to improve.”


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Last updated:
27 November 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.