George Galloway to discuss Bradford Royal Infirmary standards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Galloway George Galloway

An MP will meet hospital chiefs today to discuss a watchdog’s report into standards at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

George Galloway, who represents Bradford West, is due to sit with senior officials at the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Duckworth Lane, this evening.

He demanded an urgent meeting following the Care Quality Commission publishing a report into what inspectors found during unannounced visits to BRI in September and October last year.

The trust failed to meet national standards in four of six areas looked at by inspectors. It must now comply with an official warning to improve staffing by early March. Meanwhile, the chairman of Bradford Council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Mike Gibbons, said the report was concerning, particularly around staffing levels. “Those being absolutely fundamental to the running of any hospital or medical facility.

“We may be called upon to give a view as to if anything has gone wrong or not and what is being put in place to redress the situation,” he said.

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8:11am Fri 10 Jan 14

Joedavid says...

Is he meeting the very top people?
There seems to be many people involved in running the hospital.
Is he meeting the very top people? There seems to be many people involved in running the hospital. Joedavid

12:44pm Fri 10 Jan 14

basil fawlty says...

I'm sure the hospital would be run better and attract better staff if it wasn't such an old dump of a building. The hospital should heave been closed and relocated to a more accesible place years ago. In fact if it had been in Leeds it surely would have been. Typical second class service for good old Bradford.
I'm sure the hospital would be run better and attract better staff if it wasn't such an old dump of a building. The hospital should heave been closed and relocated to a more accesible place years ago. In fact if it had been in Leeds it surely would have been. Typical second class service for good old Bradford. basil fawlty

1:10pm Fri 10 Jan 14

food_for_thought says...

I wonder what Galloway getting involved is going to achieve other than more publicity for him? I hope those gullible Bradfordians who voted in this attention-seeking waste of space won't fall for his latest 'look at me' initiative. Cynical? Me?
I wonder what Galloway getting involved is going to achieve other than more publicity for him? I hope those gullible Bradfordians who voted in this attention-seeking waste of space won't fall for his latest 'look at me' initiative. Cynical? Me? food_for_thought

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