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George Eliot Hospital 'requires improvement' say inspectors

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Urgent and emergency care at a Warwickshire hospital must improve, according to inspectors.Senior nurses and leaders in the department at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton “were not visible” and other staff not fully trained.The Care Quality Commission rated the trust as requiring improvement overall after its inspection in October.A trust spokesman said a new hospital improvement board would be monitoring the necessary changes.Midlands Live: Minister reprimanded for attending scandal-hit galaThe hospital is part of George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust which serves about 300,000 people across Nuneaton and Bedworth, north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire and north Coventry.Inspectors said services had declined since their previous inspection.’Positive culture’They rated it as good for being caring and requiring improvement for being safe, effective, responsive and well-led following the latest visit.End-of-life care was inadequate as some staff lacked appropriate skills and experience for their roles and “the delivery of end of life care training was not sufficient throughout the hospital”.”There were no dedicated triage nurses in post and not all staff had been trained to triage patients,” the commission said.”Nursing leaders did not have the capacity to lead the department effectively; they were not always visible due to their large remit and demand in other areas of the hospital.”Good and outstanding practice found across the trust included the “clear vision” of the board and senior leadership team, the compassion staff had for patients and the “positive culture” in the diagnostic imaging departments, inspectors added.Kath Kelly, trust chief executive, said some areas of concern had already been pointed out to inspectors and the overall rating was “hugely disappointing”.
Source: Warwickshire