Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust patient safety ‘inadequate’
23 September 2015
From the section Cornwall
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been told it must take action
Urgent improvements must be made to protect the safety of patients at an NHS hospitals trust, inspectors said.
Safety in medical care and the accident and emergency department at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust was “inadequate”, according to the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.
Inspectors said not enough experienced nurses were on duty and operations were regularly cancelled.
The trust apologised and said it would continue to make improvements.
The unannounced inspection at the Royal Cornwall Hospital (RCHT), Treliske, and West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, was carried out in June to check it had made improvements ordered after a previous inspection in January 2014.
Chief inspector of hospitals Prof Sir Mike Richards said: “In the main …read more
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