Improved Worcestershire health trust lifted out of special measures after five years - The Evesham Observer

Improved Worcestershire health trust lifted out of special measures after five years

Evesham Editorial 25th Sep, 2020   0

THE trust which manages the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Royal hospitals has been lifted out of quality special measures after almost five years.

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, broke the news to hospital staff today.

He said: “This is fantastic news for our colleagues who have worked so hard to put our patients first and provide the safest, highest quality care they can.

“It is recognition of the progress we have made and is another step forward on our improvement journey, following on from last year’s greatly improved CQC ratings.

“There is still much we have to do, and many more challenges to overcome. But this announcement is a huge vote of confidence in our ability to make sure that every patient coming through the doors of our hospitals gets the best, safest and most compassionate care.”

Mr Hopkins added his thanks to all of his staff for their hard work and also to health and care partners across Worcestershire.

He says now is the time for the trust to focus their minds on preparing for winter and a second spike of Covid-19.

The Chief Executive of NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG, Simon Trickett, said: “This is fantastic news for patients. It is a great achievement and reflects the tremendous amount of work that has been put over recent years.

“Congratulations to everyone involved, and we’re looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Trust as they move forward on their improvement journey.”


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