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Provider: The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Outstanding

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 19 August 2019

Our rating of the trust stayed the same. We rated it as outstanding because:

  • We rated effective and caring as outstanding.
  • We rated safe, responsive and well led as good.
  • Three of the five core services were rated as good and two as outstanding overall.
  • We rated well-led for the trust as good.
  • The trust had taken the appropriate actions relating to the requirements of the previous inspection and had developed an action plan relating to the core service inspection by the time we inspected well-led.
  • We inspected critical care and found that they had maintained the ratings from the previous inspection. The rating for effective went down to good and the rating for caring improved to outstanding.
  • We inspected surgery and found that they had improved to outstanding in effective and well led which gave the service an overall rating of outstanding.

Our full Inspection report summarising what we found and the supporting Evidence appendix containing detailed evidence and data about the trust is available on our website – www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RET/reports.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 19 August 2019

Our rating of effective stayed the same. We rated it as outstanding because:

  • We inspected critical care services and the rating for effective went down to good.
  • We inspected surgical services and they were rated as outstanding for effective.
  • Medical care services, which we did not inspect, maintained a good rating for effective.
  • Specialist rehabilitation services, which we did not inspect, maintained an outstanding rating for effective.

Effective

Outstanding

Updated 19 August 2019

Caring

Outstanding

Updated 19 August 2019

Our rating of caring stayed the same. We rated it as outstanding because:

  • We inspected critical care services and they improved their rating to outstanding for caring.
  • We inspected surgical services and they maintained a rating of good for caring.
  • Medical care services, which we did not inspect, maintained an outstanding rating for caring.
  • Outpatient services, which we did not inspect, maintained an outstanding rating for caring.
  • Specialist rehabilitation services, which we did not inspect, maintained a good rating for effective.

Responsive

Good

Updated 19 August 2019

Our rating of responsive stayed the same. We rated it as good because:

  • We inspected critical care services and they maintained a good rating for responsive.
  • We inspected surgical services and they maintained a good rating for responsive.
  • Medical care services, which we did not inspect, maintained a good rating for responsive.
  • Outpatient services, which we did not inspect, maintained a good rating for responsive.
  • Specialist rehabilitation services, which we did not inspect, maintained an outstanding rating for responsive.

Well-led

Good

Updated 19 August 2019

Our rating of well-led stayed the same. We rated it as good because:

  • We inspected surgical services and they were rated as outstanding for well-led which was an improvement on the last inspection rating.
  • We inspected critical care services and they were rated as good for well-led.
  • Medical care services, which we did not inspect, maintained a good rating for well-led.
  • Outpatient services, which we did not inspect, maintained a good rating for well-led.
  • Specialist rehabilitation services, which we did not inspect, maintained a good rating for well-led.