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This article was published on August 17th, 2016
The hospital watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, has found areas still needing improvement following a recent assessment of Stepping Hill hospital. The areas that the CQC was still concerned with were in areas of safety and responsiveness in A & E.
The Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Stepping Hill Hospital, was keen to point out that there were lots of positives from the assessment including excellent caring from staff who demonstrated compassion and sensitivity to patients. There was also high praise for the quality of the neonatal and paediatric services but the problem areas in the urgent and emergency services seemed to still need attention and the CQC advised the Trust to improve these areas as a priority.
The CQC highlighted areas such as the bed capacity and patient experience including the continuing lengthy waiting times in A & E. They stressed the importance in continually monitoring and assessing the changing needs of these services and adjust staffing levels and train staff accordingly.
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