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CQC rates Yorkshire and Humber hospital service as Good

11 May 2017
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
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The CQC has rated the quality of care being provided on their ward for people with learning disabilities or autism at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust as Good.  

This unit was only caring for one patient during the inspection which took place in September 2015.  

The delay in publication of this report is because a serious safeguarding allegation was made and was subject to a police investigation. Now that the investigation has concluded and the police identified that no action was required, the CQC are publishing their findings.

The full report including ratings for all of the provider’s other core services is available on our website.

The findings included:

  • Staff were skilled and trained in safeguarding.
  • Care records were up to date, there were comprehensive care plans in place.
  • The ward had significant staffing issues following the unavailability of some staff following the safeguarding incident in February 2015. This however had been temporarily resolved and some senior staff had been brought in to ensure support, consistency and oversight of the service.

However, CQC also found:

  • Incidents of restraint in this area were the highest in the trust between 01 November 2014 and 30 April 2015 272 incidents were recorded. The provider and ward staff were aware of this and were working hard to reduce this amount.


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:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

This report follows an inspection on the quality of services provided at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust on the ward for people with learning disabilities or autism. Inspection teams include a range of clinical and other experts including experts by experience. 

The Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, is leading significantly larger inspection teams than before, headed up by clinical and other experts including trained members of the public.
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.