James Paget Hospital issued with third warning notice

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Posted 18/04/2012

The Care Quality Commission have announced that following their visit to the James Paget Hospital on 1st March 2012, standards were found to be lacking despite previous recommendations to improve on certain areas. Issues such as incomplete medical records, care plans failing to reflect individual patient needs and failures to take steps to ensure patients were protected against unsafe treatment, have all led to the Trust receiving a third warning notice from the CQC which they must adhere to or face further action.The new interim Chief Executive of the James Paget Hospital, David Hill, has said that “….the necessary pace of improvement here has not been fast enough” and has vowed to deal with issues as a matter of priority.Sharon Allison, a medical injury lawyer at Ashtons Legal says: “It is clear that the hospital has been attempting to address some of the issues raised by the CQC’s previous involvement, however it is concerning that this has not happened as quickly as we would all hope.Patient safety should be of paramount importance for any Hospital Trust and I hope that the necessary improvements are driven forward without delay to ensure that safety is not compromised at any level”.


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