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St Hugh’s rated as ‘requires improvement’ by CQC

St Hugh's Hospital signSt Hugh’s Hospital, based in Grimsby, has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The hospital, run by the Healthcare Management Trust, is an independent hospital which provides treatment to both private and NHS patients across the communities across North East Lincolnshire.

In its report, the CQC rated the service as ‘good’ on providing both caring and responsive services. However, in the areas of safety, effectiveness, and whether the organisation is well-led, the hospital was rated as ‘requires improvement’. The rating relates to the CQC inspection which took place on August 2017. In a subsequent unannounced inspection in February this year, the CQC found that although improvements had been made there was still more work to do, citing the proper and safe management of medicine as an area of concern.

Also this month, the Queen Mary Hospital for Children and St Helier Hospital, but run by Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth were all rated as required improvement. Each of these sites treats a small number of private patients.

View the CQC inspection reports below.

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