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Burton's Queen's Hospital: Still no word on special measures for Keogh trust

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 17, 2014

Helen Ashley

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PATIENTS and staff at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are still in the dark about whether or not the organisation has improved enough to come out of special measures.

The results of a report into standards at Queen's Hospital and other sites have now been shared with the organisation, but the outcome is yet to be publicly revealed.

Several other hospitals which were placed into special measures at the same time as Burton learned their fate yesterday.

Chief executive Helen Ashley said yesterday: "The trust attended a quality summit yesterday, and in line with the Care Quality Commission timeline the next step is publication of the report.

"Given the timing of the quality summit the trust is still awaiting further feedback in terms of special measures. However, since the visit in April the trust has ensured that immediate action where appropriate has been taken in response to verbal CQC feedback given at the time of the visit."

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  • mattlong  |  July 17 2014, 10:57AM

    Wider issues to do with the national health service can and will be discussed at next Tuesday's event at Café Zen in high street at 1.30pm. The non partisan event which some said couldn't work will work and I'm delighted that overnight bookings have rocketed from 39 to 50 attendees. One or two high profile politicians can't attend which I accept but one or two have been written to and perhaps won't attend because of fear and apathy. Rather than naming and shaming the apathetic, far better is we applaud those who have made the effort to attend and note who signed up to the renewed OUR SAFE SPACE campaign at the very beginning and who edged their bets and then leapt on the bandwagon. We are aiming to beat the original 8,000 signatures we got for the original Save Our Stanhope campaign over the next couple of years. We're in it for the long haul. All credit to Fiona Rose Mills of the Conservative party and to Andy Betteridge and Craig Jones of the Labour party for their sterling efforts to promote this event. I would vote for each and every one of you if you stood for council. Whether you wear a blue badge or a red badge on your lapel, we need people like you as future leaders in this town and by engaging with this event you have helped send a clear message to a bankrupt political culture in our town.