Improved ranking for Bedford Hospital

Bedford Hospital
Bedford Hospital

Bedford Hospital has moved up a ranking in the Care Quality Commission’s latest quality and risk review, putting it among the best performing hospitals in the country.

The ranking is based on a risk score which places Trusts in England in bands one to six, with one and two being the highest risk (worst) and five and six the lowest (best).

The risk score is calculated by the CQC based on an array of quality measures, including serious incidents, mortality, infection rates and staff and patient survey results.

In the report published today yesterday Bedford Hospital has been placed in band five, moving up from a band four in October 2013.

Bedford Hospital has one ‘elevated’ risk around safeguarding, although the CQC inspected the Trust against this essential standard in October and judged it to be fully compliant.

The Trust also has a continued risk around medical education as it continues to work with Health Education England to return trainee doctors to the paediatric department.

Chief Executive Stephen Conroy, said: “This improved risk banding shows that care quality is continuing to improve at Bedford Hospital and that we are sustaining the positive changes we put in place last year.

“Although there is always more to do and certainly no room for complacency,

“I feel proud of what staff at the Trust are achieving through their hard work and commitment to providing the best care for the hundreds of patients we see here every day.”

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