CQC Inspection Report Criticises Furness General Hospital Dementia Unit (BBC News)

Summary

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) attributed problems in the standards of care in the Ramsay Unit at Furness General Hospital primarily to “chronic staff shortages”.

New admissions to the unit were halted by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust briefly, after an unannounced inspection on October 10th 2013 found that shortcomings could impact on patient safety.

Read more: BBC News. Report slams Furness General Hospital dementia unit.

Reference

Report slams Furness General Hospital dementia unit. London: BBC News Cumbria, November 28th 2013.

Morecambe Bay Inquiry: Report Into Maternity Care at Cumbria’s Furness General Hospital

Numerous parallels with Stafford Hospital:

“Lethal. Shocking. Unacceptable. Dysfunctional. Failures at every level”.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2015). Furness baby deaths inquiry: ‘Lethal mix of failures’. London: BBC Health News, March 3rd 2015.

More analysis from BBC News:

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Triggle, N. (2015). Is another NHS scandal brewing? London: BBC Health News, March 4th 2015.

This relates to:

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Kirkup, B. CBE (2015). The Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation: an independent investigation into the management, delivery and outcomes of care provided by the maternity and neonatal services at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust from January 2004 to June 2013. London: [Department of Health] Morecambe Bay Investigation©, [February 27th 2015] March 2015.

The (initial) official response to the investigation into maternal and neonatal deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust:

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Joint statement in response to Morecambe Bay independent investigation. London: Monitor / Care Quality Commission / NHS England [and] NHS Trust Development Authority, March 3rd 2015.

The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt’s advice to NHS staff concerning this investigation:

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Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on Morecambe Bay Investigation. London: Department of Health, March 6th 2015.

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