Medway Maritime Hospital Remains In special Measures

Despite improvements at Kent hospital, inspectors say it will remain in special measures.


The Care Quality Commission have said despite marked improvements they will continue to keep the Medway Maritime Hospital in special measures

Three years after the Gillingham hospital was first placed in special measures inspectors say there are signs of considerable improvement, however there are concerns about staff shortages which is affecting the morale of staff, emergency care and surgery.

Lesley Dwyer Chief Executive of Medway NHS Foundation Trust said "We recognise that there is considerably more to do. We are acutely conscious that we need to address staffing levels and recruit more permanent colleagues to reduce our dependency on agency staff. Having tackled many of the safety and quality issues in the Trust, we also need to turn our attention to making the Trust as efficient as possible. So we will continue to work tirelessly over the next few months to make improvements and ensure we provide the service that the people of Kent and Medway deserve".

 

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