MP’s praise for King’s Lynn hospital following inspection report

GV of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital , King's Lynn ENGANL00120140502173025
GV of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital , King's Lynn ENGANL00120140502173025
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North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham has paid tribute to managers and staff at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital after inspectors recommended it should be brought out of special measures.

As first reported in the Lynn News on Friday, the recommendation was made by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection of the Gayton Road site in June.

Although hospital bosses hailed the CQC’s findings as “momentous”, the final decision on whether the special measures will be lifted rests with hospital regulator Monitor.

But Mr Bellingham said he was confident that the regulator would accept the commission’s findings.

He said: “This is a huge achievement for the new management and all of the staff at the hospital who have been working tirelessly to turn the hospital around.

“The hospital now has a very bright future and I have no doubt the QEH will continue to go from strength to strength.”