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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust under the spotlight

The Buckingham Healthcare NHS Trust, which oversees Wrexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been found to have major failings after a third Care Quality Commission inspection report recommended them for special measures.

The Trust received the damning verdict following Sir Bruce Keogh’s review back in July and whilst the CQC recognises that progress has been made since the last visit, they ruled that substantial work is still required.

Grant MacDonald, acting chief executive, said: “We fully accept the findings of this review and welcome the help and support that we will now receive as a result of being placed in special measures”.

“We sincerely apologise to all of our patients and local communities for failing to provide the level of service they deserve”.

“We are committed to tackling all the issues in the report with a structured and planned approach that will embed good practice and consistently deliver high quality care.”

“Since the last CQC report four months ago, we have done a great deal to tackle the issues raised and clearly we must now do more”.

The report found clinical staff shortage to be an issue as it forced heavy reliance on agency staff who were often unfamiliar with the hospital wards and permanent staff, whilst kind and compassionate, were often too busy to support patients properly.

 

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