Inspection team to return to King’s Lynn hospital

QEH Accident and Emergency Dept and Vehicles outside the entrance on Sunday 4th Jan 2015 ANL-150501-075122009
QEH Accident and Emergency Dept and Vehicles outside the entrance on Sunday 4th Jan 2015 ANL-150501-075122009
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Medics will be showing the progress made at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital when an inspection team returns next month.

The Gayton Road hospital was placed in special measures in October 2013 by Monitor following concerns by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

An inspection team from the CQC will be returning to examine the hospital on Thursday June 9, for a three day visit.

Chief executive Dorothy Hosein, who was appointed last year, is aiming to show improvements made at the hospital

She said: “Clearly we do not want to speculate on the outcome of the inspection. In the coming weeks we will be providing the inspectors with a significant amount of evidence to identify how much has been undertaken.

“When we welcome them to the hospital on June 9 we will be able to show that we are aiming for excellence in both quality of care and patient experience.

“We have resolved many problems in the past year but where issues remain we now have plans in place to address them.”

The initial report made by the CQC highlighted problems with low staffing levels and patient care.

The team returned last year but found improvements were still needed in a number of departments including A&E.

Since being placed in special measures, the hospital has recruited more nurses from Europe. The existing team has also rallied around to make improvements.