Blackpool Victoria Hospital is at risk of failing to offer safe, effective and high quality care because of its mortality rates, an inspection has found.
A new Intelligent Monitoring Report, compiled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), was published on Thursday morning outlining an “elevated risk” of failing care around unexpected hospital deaths.
There is also an elevated risk around whistleblowing at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and a risk outlined in a patients’ survey around their input into their care and treatment.
The Vic is one of 19 trusts to be named to be included in the second wave of the new inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which begins in January.
The Trust will be rated as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate based on safety, level of care, effectiveness, leadership and response to people’s needs.
Chief Executive of the Trust, Gary Doherty, said: “As part of the Keogh review we knew there would be a follow up visit before March 2014 and we will welcome the inspection team and work with them to make sure we do all we can to make any positive changes necessary to improve patient care.”
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