Scarborough Hospital

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Scarborough Hospital

Post by SueG » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:48 pm

this from the BBC website today - is anyone surprised that Scarborough makes the list?
17 hospitals with unsafe staffing, says Care Quality Commission The government says there are nearly 5,000 more doctors since the coalition came to power Continue reading the main story
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Seventeen NHS hospitals are among 26 healthcare providers that are failing to operate with safe staffing levels, the Care Quality Commission has said.

The Daily Telegraph says the health watchdog issued the hospitals with warnings after carrying out inspections as recently as November last year.

Labour - which released the information - said the findings reflected a "toxic" combination of cuts and reorganisation.

The government said the number of NHS clinical staff had risen since 2010.

Late last year the commission highlighted staffing problems in NHS hospitals in its review of services. This list gives further details about those findings.

BBC health correspondent Adam Brimelow says it comes at a sensitive time.

"It is in advance of the public inquiry report into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust. Its findings will address the failure of regulators to identify and tackle a range of problems including staff shortages," our correspondent said.

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There can be no excuse for not providing appropriate staff levels when across the NHS generally there are now more clinical staff working than there were in May 2010”
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Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary

The 17 hospitals are named as: Scarborough Hospital; Milton Keynes Hospital; Royal Cornwall Hospital; Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool; Queen's Hospital, Romford; Stamford & Rutland Hospital; Southampton General Hospital; Croydon University Hospital; Bodmin Hospital; Northampton General Hospital; St Peter's Hospital, Maldon; Queen Mary's Hospital, London; Chase Farm Hospital, London; Westmorland General Hospital, Cumbria; Pilgrim Hospital, Lincolnshire; St Anne's House, East Sussex; and Princess Royal Hospital, West Sussex.


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Post by plook » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:34 pm

Yes read this terrible.

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