Rating of King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital will soon be revealed

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Results of an inspection of Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are expected to be released in six to eight weeks.

Regulator the Care Quality Commission went into the hospital this week to carry out a thorough review and will grade the hospital either outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

Last year the regulator put the hospital in special measures for continually failing to meet quality and safety standards.

The team was planning to scrutinise A&E, medical care, surgery, intensive care, maternity, children’s and end of life care and outpatients.

Patients were able to share their treatment experiences with inspectors at a listening event at the Dukes Head, in Lynn, on Tuesday.

Last week, A&E wait times at the hospital were described as “shocking” by a member of West Norfolk’s Care Commissioning Group, as reported in the Lynn News.

Full week figures for the week up to June 29, showed 89.6 per cent of patients were seen within four hours.

The target is for 95 patients to be seen within that timescale.

The average wait was two hours 56 minutes.

The hospital was unable to comment.