Huge improvements made at North Manchester General Hospital
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the services provided by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, including North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) to be ‘Good’ following its latest inspection.
A team of CQC inspectors visited and assessed urgent and emergency services, surgery, medical services, critical care, end of life care and community inpatient services across the trust. Of the service areas inspected at North Manchester General Hospital, 18/20 were rated Good or Outstanding.
The report does however touch on the demands on services and the challenges facing NMGH in relation to A&E performance, elective waiting times and other key national standards which have prevented the hospital from reaching a good rating overall.
Future plans for Manchester Foundation Trust to formally acquire NMGH and become part of the single hospital service will only strengthen and build on the great work that has already taken place.
Commenting on the CQC report Ian Williamson, Chief Accountable Officer at MHCC said:
“We are pleased that the hard work and commitment of staff at NMGH has been recognised by the CQC and that the inspection shows that the services available to patients have now improved. We welcome the fact that the report is being viewed as something to build on and look forward to seeing the quality of care continue to improve, providing much needed health and care services to the local population of North Manchester and those travelling from other parts of the City and beyond”.
The full report is available on the CQC website.