CQC recognise patient safety
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is one of the safest and lowest risk hospitals in England, according to the latest intelligent monitoring report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the country, providing specialised services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine, the Trust has been placed in Band 6 in the CQC’s assessment of risk to patients.
This banding means that it has been assessed as presenting the lowest level of risk of failing to provide safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services.
The CQC assessed all 160 acute healthcare providers in England against 150 key standards. These include infection rates, mortality, patient feedback and the reporting of safety incidents. It then categorised them into one of six bands, with Band 1 deemed to be the highest risk and Band 6 the safest and lowest risk.
The bands are assigned to trusts based on the proportion of indicators that have been identified as ‘risk’ or ‘elevated risk’ or if there are known serious concerns.
Jane Tomkinson, Chief Executive, said: “We are pleased that this latest monitoring report from the CQC reflects the priority we place on patient safety.
“As a Trust, we are fully committed to continually improving safety standards, and earlier this year we pledged our support to the national ‘Sign Up to Safety’ campaign.
“Furthermore we have also recently launched daily safety huddles, attended by our executive team, clinicians, and senior nursing staff to review frontline issues raised by frontline staff.”
“These safety huddles have been really helpful so far, and provide a further indication of the dedication of staff to deliver excellent, compassionate and safe care for all our patients and families.”