Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Map shows locations of England's worst-rated 'inadequate' hospitals

Almost 11% of hospitals in England are ‘inadequate’ or ‘require improvement’ – and a new map has highlighted where they are located.

There are 2,393 hospitals in England and of those, 245 ‘require improvement’ and 23 are classed as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

This number includes both NHS and private sites. The CQC regulates all hospitals in the country.

An audit by MailOnline uncovered concerns raised by inspectors at some of the worst-rated hospitals.

Inspectors at the Alexandra Private Hospital in Derbyshire ‘were not assured’ that anatomical waste was disposed of correctly, and staff gave ‘conflicting accounts’ over how long un-refridgerated waste was left before being collected.

And the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital was found to ‘not always’ have cared for dead bodies before they arrived at the mortuary.

The other 245 hospitals were classed as ‘requires improvement’ in their most recent CQC inspection reports.

Hospitals can be rated as either ‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ based on whether its services are safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led.

Each of these five criteria can have different ratings which then make up the overall score.

Of the 245 hospitals ‘requiring improvement’, 132 were NHS hospitals while the rest were private.

Among the 23 ‘inadequate’ hospitals seven were NHS while 16 were private.

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