Clean bill of health for hospital

Whiston Hospital 'Ann Marr chief executive  St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust outside the new premises.
Whiston Hospital 'Ann Marr chief executive St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust outside the new premises.
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INSPECTORS have given a clean bill of health to Whiston Hospital.

A review of services at the hospital by staff from the Care Quality Commission found essential standards were being met.

The unannounced inspection reviewed whether the privacy and dignity of patients were being respected and also looked at cleanliness and infection control.

Results show that the Trust met each standard reviewed.

Inspectors spent time on two wards and reported patients were cared for at the hospital and observed a courteous, caring and professional appraoch to patient care by staff.

They are also found:

n Staff kept organised notes on patients

n Patients’ privacy, dignity and independence were well respected

n High standards of care, treatment and support were provided by qualified, skilled and experienced staff.

The CQC praised the Trust for its clean, hygienic environment and said that there were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection.

Ann Marr (pictured), chief executive of St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Whiston Hospital, said: “The trust remains committed to ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of care. It is excellent to have this confirmed by an external independent regulator and is testimony to the hard work of all of our staff.”