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Safety lapses shown in private unit inspections

CQC report WOB

 

 

By Robin Stride

CQC report on private hospitalsThe new body representing private hospitals has tried to put a brave face on Care Quality Commission (CQC) findings, which have been branded ‘unacceptable’ by patients.

A CQC analysis of the quality and safety of care provided by independent acute hospitals across England revealed 41% of hospitals were rated as ‘requires improvement’ on safety issues and 1% were ‘inadequate’.

Nearly a third – 30% of hospitals – were rated as ‘requires improvement’ and 3% as ‘inadequate’ for how well-led they were.

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