Hospital of St Cross poses ‘low risk’

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The trust that runs the Hospital of St Cross and University Hospital Coventry has received a positive report from inspectors.

The Care Quality Commission placed the UHCW Trust in the lowest band of six for risk to patients

The commission is the official healthcare regulator for England, ensuring that healthcare providers offer safe, effective and compassionate care for patients and service users. It uses a range of data and information from NHS trusts across the country, making recommendations for any necessary improvements.

It categorises trusts into six bands based on the risk that people may not be receiving safe, effective, high quality care - with band 1 being the highest risk and band 6 the lowest risk.

UHCW was graded 6, the lowest risk rating possible – meaning the trust does not need inspecting urgently.

The trust was rated in band 4 when inspected last year.

UHCW NHS Trust chief nursing officer Mark Radford said: “I am very proud to announce that UHCW have been reallocated from band 4 to band 6.

“Delivering the highest standard of care at UHCW is our objective and assessments by CQC such as these enable us to evaluate risks and ensure a safe and effective service for our patients.”