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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

St George's in #Tooting put into "special measures"




St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC’s report published today, follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June.

The CQC has also recommended St George’s be put into special measures, which would mean the Trust being able to access support to help deliver the required improvements.

Sir David Henshaw, Interim Chair at St George’s since the end of March 2016, said:

“We have a new leadership team in place, and real progress has been made since June. However, as we’ve always said, there will be no quick fix to the problems we face.

Many of these challenges are due to very poor Board and senior management decisions in the past, and a failure to tackle the big challenges head on. We owe it to our staff and patients to make St George’s better again, and the CQC’s report is a key part of this improvement journey.”

What this means - how the Trust rated.

1) The Trust’s overall rating was Inadequate. Both St George’s Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital (and the community services the Trust provides) were rated as Requires Improvement.

2) The Trust has been rated as Inadequate for being safe and well-led, and Requires Improvement for being effective and responsive. The Trust was given a rating of Good for being caring.

3) The Trust is also required to meet CQC requirements set out in a Warning Notice which relate specifically to: providing safe and fit premises at St George’s Hospital; obtaining consent under the Mental Capacity Act; good governance and the fit and proper person requirement.
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