Views sought of care received at Barrow hospital
Last updated at 18:46, Monday, 20 January 2014
The chief inspector of hospitals in England is inviting members of the public to give their views on services at Furness General Hospital ahead of a planned inspection.
Professor Sir Mike Richards wants residents to air their views on the care given to them or loved ones.
The comments will help inspectors decided what to look at when they visit FGH, Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Infirmacy next month.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is among the first to be inspected and given an overall rating under changes by the Care Quality Commission.
The inspectors will be holding three listening events to ensure the views of patients are heard at The Forum in Duke Street, Barrow, Lancaster University and Kendal College, all on Tuesday February 4 at 6.30pm
People are being encouraged to attend the events to tell the team about their experiences and to say where they would like to see improvements.
Sir Mike said: “The new inspections are designed to provide people with a clear picture of the quality of the services in their local hospital, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting the many hospitals providing good and excellent care.
“We know there is too much variation in quality – these new in-depth inspections will allow us to get a much more detailed picture of care in hospitals than ever before.
“Of course we will be talking to doctors and nurses, hospital managers and patients in the hospital. But it is vital that we also hear the views of the people who have had care at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust or anyone who wants to share information with us. This will help us plan our inspection, and so help us focus on the things that really matter to people who depend on this service.
“This is your opportunity to tell me and my team what you think, and make a difference to NHS services in the local area.”
The chief inspector announced last year that he will lead larger inspection teams than before, headed up by clinical and other experts including trained members of the public.
A full report of the findings will be published by the Care Quality Commission later in the year.
The trust will be one of the first to be given one of the following ratings: outstanding, good, requiring improvement, or inadequate.
First published at 18:35, Monday, 20 January 2014
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The report should really be carried out in private as not many people will want to iron there dirty laundry in public? Furness folk have a record of not wanting to complain & this is exactly why this should be done in private? This is a very sneaky way of putting of complaints yet again? Please dont let them put you off if you have a genuine complaint this maybe the last chance to have your say regarding the awful way our hospitals are being Miss Managed by the over blown over paid Management. Make sure You make your point, Your NHS needs You!
2 words is all that's needed to sum up fgh.....'filthy' and 'understaffed' . That's it.