Following inspections in June and July, the trust was rated by the CQC as inadequate overall, due to problems with its urgent and emergency care, critical care and end of life care.
We've already taken a number of actions to support the trust as it continues to improve services for patients, including the appointment of an Improvement Director who will work intensively with the trust on the ground. The organisation will continue to work closely with the trust as part of the special measures programme to ensure it is able to improve at pace.
Jeff Worrall, Delivery and Improvement Director at NHS Improvement said:
“We have accepted the Chief Inspector of Hospital’s recommendation and work is already underway across the local health system to support the trust to make the necessary improvements to patient services.
"We must also recognise the several areas of good practice identified by the CQC, including an outstanding rating in maternity services, which recognises how hard trust staff are working to deliver good care. We'll continue to work closely with the trust to monitor progress and identify further options in delivering improvements.”