Watchdog gives St Richard’s Hospital glowing report

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A SURPRISE inspection of St Richard’s Hospital has found patients are ‘positive’ about the care they receive.

The Quality Care Commission, a health watchdog, found the hospital was ‘adequately staffed’ with ‘appropriately qualified nurses and doctors’, at their inspection on Monday, March 11.

The hospital met the required standards on staffing, complaints and the care and welfare of patients.

Inspectors found patients were complimentary about the care they received. One patient said ‘they couldn’t get better service anywhere’.

Cathy Stone, director of nursing and patient safety, said: “This inspection was looking at a lot of the fundamental things that people want from their local hospital. Our staff know that these are the essentials which matter very deeply to patients, and I am glad the inspectors witnessed such high standards of care.