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CQC inspectors find “remarkable” improvement in patient care at Wexham Park Hospital

2 February 2016
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We have rated the services provided by Wexham Park Hospital, Slough as Good following a recent inspection.

The finding marks a very significant improvement since the hospital was last inspected by us in 2014, when it was rated Inadequate. Subsequently the hospital was acquired by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

In the latest inspection, the hospital’s emergency service and critical care service have both been rated Outstanding, with the six other core services rated as Good. A full report including ratings for all core services has been published on this website.

The Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said: "I am delighted to report that since the acquisition by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in 2014, we have seen a transformation in the quality of care experienced by patients at Wexham Park Hospital.

"Two years ago we found a hospital with unsafe staffing levels, patients waiting too long for attention and treatment, too many cancelled operations and a workforce which was all too busy firefighting, without a clear vision about the organisation's direction.

"The new leadership have brought with them a set of values which has put excellent patient care and experience at the heart of the hospital. At this inspection we found a positive and ambitious workforce who are now prepared to recommend their trust as a place to work and to have treatment.

"This is an encouraging outcome for the patients and I congratulate the staff on their remarkable achievement. It is thanks to their effort and dedication that Wexham Park Hospital has turned round.”

Last updated:
29 May 2017