CQC Rotherham General Hospital 'requires improvement'
Posted on 7th October 2021
Our Lancashire based medical negligence solicitors discuss the worrying new findings of Rotherham General Hospital, and what this could mean for patient care.
Last week, the CQC revealed that Rotherham General Hospital in South Yorkshire required improvement. The Yorkshire hospital first received this rating in 2018, and was supposed to have made necessary improvements before the inspection carried out in May and June of this year.
Read on to learn more about the results of the Rotherham General Hospital inspection by the CQC, and what this means for patients going forward.
CQC Rotherham General Hospital inspection report 2021:
The CQC’s inspection into the Rotherham General Hospital was carried out earlier this year, but the report was not published until 29 September 2021, and citizens of the local area were surprised with the results.
The report stated that Rotherham General Hospital ‘requires improvement in three categories:
While the CQC noted that while ‘improvements in leadership and culture were evident since our previous inspection’ in 2018, ‘There continued to be a slow progress in some areas against our previous inspection findings particularly in urgent and emergency care and medicine’.
As a part of the concerns over the state of the urgent and emergency care at Rotherham General Hospital, the CQC has outlined a number of actions that the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust MUST carry out.
These improvements include but are not limited to:
• The service must ensure systems and processes must be established and operated effectively to investigate, immediately upon becoming aware of, any allegation or evidence of such abuse.
• The service must ensure that a service user must not be deprived of their liberty for the purpose of receiving care or treatment without lawful authority.
The service must ensure that there is a clear prescribing audit trail for the supply of over labelled take home medicines
• The service must develop systems to allow for the assessing the risk of, and preventing, detecting and controlling the spread of, infections, including those that are health care associated.
• The service must ensure that all premises and equipment are clean, secure, suitable for the purpose for which they are being used, properly used and properly maintained.
• The service must ensure that it is effectively assessing the risks to the health and safety of service users of receiving the care or treatment.
• The service must assess, monitor and improve the quality and safety of the services provided in the carrying on of the regulated activity (including the quality of the experience of service users in receiving those services).
Medical negligence solicitors in Lancashire:
Many of the mistakes or acts of negligence that these improvements allude to at Rotherham General Hospital are not new to our medical negligence solicitors.
From inadequate training, to hospital-acquired infections, to prescription errors, many of these listed improvements seem to be relating to preventing acts of medical negligence that our solicitors are all too aware of.
With the hustle and bustle of urgent care and emergency departments in hospitals across the North West, our Lancashire based medical negligence solicitors know of the dangers of negligent care in A&E, and the injury and illness that this medical negligence can lead to.
A spokesperson from the trust said it was working “to improve patient care”, but this does little to put the mids at rest of those who feel that they have suffered negligent medical treatment as a result of the NHS Trusts’s failings.
If you have received care or treatment at Rotherham General Hospital, and believe that this treatment may have been negligent in any way, leading to further injury or illness, then you could make a medical negligence claim with MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors in Preston.
No matter how big or small your hospital negligence claim is, our expert solicitors are here to help you get the financial compensation that you deserve.
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