Hospitals set for inspection by watchdog

Bridlington Hospital Scene Setters'NBFP PA1312-5b'Hospital Entrance
Bridlington Hospital Scene Setters'NBFP PA1312-5b'Hospital Entrance

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission will be visiting Bridlington Hospital from March 18 to 20.

Visitors from the commission will also be looking at Scarborough Hospital and York Hospital.

Sir Mike Richards, chief inspector of hospitals, said: “The Care Quality Commission is the independent health and adult social care regulator.

“Our job is to check whether hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and other services in your home are meeting national standards.

“We do this by inspecting services and publishing our findings, helping people to make choices about the care they receive.

“We will look at the quality and safety of the care provided, based on the things that matter to people. We will look at whether the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.”

He continued: “We are inspecting York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from March 18 to 20.

“We look at a lot of information to help us design our inspections. Your experiences of care, and those of your family and friends, are important and help us to decide what we need to look at during the inspection.”

Patients can also use the commission’s website to look at previous reports, give feedback and sign up for email alerts about future reports.

There is also information about how inspections are carried out and how feedback and guidance is given to healthcare providers so that improvements can be made in the future.

Patients can share their experiences and give feedback at the following commission’s website: http://bit.ly/1LL8wut.