Improvement still needed at Mid Staffs, says Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced further improvement is needed at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, a year after it was revealed that hundreds of patients had died unnecessary deaths at the hospital.

Following a review of care at the trust, the CQC acknowledged ‘significant improvement’ but said there were still concerns about staff absences and waiting times in A&E.

'Mortality rates are declining, there are more nurses, and patients are generally positive about their care,’ the review concludes.

But ‘a number of important improvements remain outstanding,’ says the regulator.

The CQC has been closely monitoring the trust after serious failures led to the unnecessary deaths of between 400 and 1,200 people.

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