James Paget hospital trust given ‘good’ rating overall by Care Quality Commission

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A hospital trust has been rated as 'good' overall following a re-inspection by a health watchdog.

The James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who have upgraded its assessment of the trust's safety measure from 'requires improvement' to 'good'.

It comes after CQC inspectors returned to the JPH in Gorleston to check improvements had been made in identified areas.

Areas that were highlighted included end-of-life care, maternity, children and young people's care and gynaecology.

Christine Allen, chief executive of the hospital trust, said: 'This latest CQC report not only reaffirms that we are a good hospital, it also demonstrates that we are a learning organisation committed to continuous improvement.

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'We have taken on board the comments made by inspectors to further strengthen our service for our patients.

'I am incredibly proud of the staff at the hospital, who have once again demonstrated their dedication to 'getting it right' for patients, and shown their pride in providing quality patient care.'

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However the CQC warned there were not enough nursing staff to meet planned shift ratios within medical services, while the midwife-to-birth ratio was also too low.

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