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A recent CQC inspection has rated Broomfield Hospital, run by Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, as ‘requires improvement’ with medical care rated as ‘inadequate’.
In one area, staff vacancies were at almost 60% meaning some wards were sometimes staffed entirely by agency staff, especially during night shifts.
Among the reasons given for the current rating are:
There were however some high points in the report with outstanding practice noted in:
Clare Panniker, Chief Executive of MEHT said, “This was the rating we were expecting. We have faced a number of challenges in recent years and I’m reassured that most of the issues raised by the CQC are ones we had already identified ourselves and have started to address.”.
She added: “We are well-sighted on the issues we are facing here at Mid Essex, and understand the scale of the improvements needed. As we continue to prepare for the planned merger with Basildon and Southend hospitals, we are determined to rise to the challenge, and have already started to see real change.
Take a look at the current key performance figures for Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust or use the search box below to find key performance figures for your trust.