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Wednesday 29 March 2023

The maternity services at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey have been rated “inadequate” by The Care Quality Commission.

The site was inspected in January.

One of the concerns was of note was that staff didn't always have enough time to appropriately assess and action risks faced by pregnant people.

Inspectors reported staff engaged well with them, although some staff had not completed some mandatory training.

The CQC says its rating of Ashford and St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust remains “good” but St Peter's still "requires improvement".

A spokesperson for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Providing safe, high quality care for our patients is our priority and we apologise to any women, babies and families for whom the care we provided fell short. While there are some areas of good practice recognised by the CQC, we take the concerns raised in this report extremely seriously and following the inspection in January we have been taking urgent action to make significant improvements to the quality and safety of care provided. This includes increasing clinical staff in our maternity triage unit to care for women safely and increasing the size of the unit to improve the experience and dignity of those in our care. Action is also being taken to improve staff training compliance and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) across the service. We are committed to giving both those using our maternity service and the CQC confidence in the quality and safety of our care.” 

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