Inspectors returned to King’s Lynn hospital

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Inspectors have returned to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week.

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

The commission returned to the hospital on Tuesday and remained there until yesterday to complete another inspection.

Chief executive Dorothy Hosein, who was appointed last year, is aiming to show improvements made at the hospital by providing clear evidence.

She said: “In the coming weeks we will be providing the inspectors with a significant amount of evidence to identify how much has been undertaken.

“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 at the hospital has also rallied around to make improvements within a range of services .