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Bradford hospitals pass snap inspection
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been judged to be largely compliant with national standards following a snap inspection by a healthcare watchdog.
A team from the Care Quality Commission visited the Foundation Trust, which manages Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital, on December 11 in an unannounced visit.
Foundation Trust chairman David Richardson told a Council of Governors meeting at the Foundation Trust held this week that although the final report had not yet been published, initial feedback had been very positive.
Mr Richardson said: “They verbally confirmed we had been judged as largely compliant.”
Wards visited by the inspectors were: ward 3, elderly assessment unit; ward 4, medical assessment unit; ward 22, cardiology; ward 30, elderly care and maternity.
Inspectors were looking at medicines management and staff welfare, as well as looking at the content of certain action plans.
Mr Richardson added: “We had good feedback from patients and staff. They received good evidence from staff about training and safeguarding.”
The meeting heard there was just one area of minor non-compliance regarding medicines management.
Partner governor Professor John Young, a professor of elderly care medicine and head of The Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said as a member of staff involved with the areas inspected, he had found the inspection to be very rigorous.
“They really dug down,” he said. “The nursing teams held up really well.”
Trust chief executive Bryan Millar confirmed the Trust had received a draft report from the CQC, to which the Trust had responded. A final report is expected in the near future.