The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that Salisbury District Hospital meets all essential quality and safety standards following an unannounced visit in October 2013.
The follow up visit was to check progress against the two minor concerns on staffing and records management that were identified in the first visit earlier in the year. With the Trust meeting all other standards from the first visit, it is now fully compliant in all areas.
Peter Hill, Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “The initial report was good and showed that our patients are treated with respect and dignity and that we are providing good quality, safe care, in a clean hospital environment.”
“At the time we acknowledged that the CQC noted a minor concern on staffing and the management of paper records and, while we had plans in place to increase staff numbers, there were several actions that we needed to take to ensure full compliance.”
“Since that first visit we have recruited more nurses, and improved board level reporting on staffing levels, bank and agency usage and unfilled vacancies. We also introduced cover sheets for patient records where they are being used in ward areas, carried out audits of safe storage of information and increased awareness of patient confidentiality issues in ward areas.”
“We are pleased that the CQC has found that we have made sufficient progress on the two areas that they initially identified and have found us to be fully compliant now in all areas having spoken to staff and patients and observed the care they received on our wards. This also supports the CQC’s risk bandings, which puts us in the lowest risk category.”
For further information please contact:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 425170