More evidence of how the NHS is struggling to cope under the Tories.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which monitors standards of performance, carried out an inspection at Arrowe Park in May, after receiving reports of concern about some areas of the hospital. The CQC has now published its report. The main conclusions are that the hospital must ensure that it has sufficient staff, with suitable qualifications and experience on duty at all times and that all procedures to ensure safe care are properly carried out.
You can read a copy of the report summary here (where you will also be able to read the full report if you want).
There is also a reasonable summary in the Wirral Globe which has also published an editorial supporting the hospital as a beacon of excellence but criticising the senior management. Remarkably, however, it doesn’t however attribute any responsibility for the problems Arrowe Park is experiencing to the Government’s health policies and the financial pressures they are piling onto hospitals and community services.