CQC report response
Save The Alex Responds to damning Care Quality Commission Report
This report does not surprise us as we’ve been raising many of the concerns in it for a number of years. Indeed when we met with Jeremy Hunt in February we highlighted the high mortality rates, thousands of under filled shifts, poor performance in A+E, cancer waiting times as well as the inadequacy of the Management and Board.
It’s very disappointing it’s taken this long to see some action.
The reality is Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAHT), as we have always said, is not sustainable and it never has been. This report doesn’t even take into account the dire financial situation of the trust with debts on course for in the region of £140million.
It’s clear now WAHT must go and either be broken up and the pieces taken on by different providers or taken over as a whole. What cannot happen is this report is used to justify a major downgrade of the Alex and we call on our MPs and our health service to ensure that does not happen.
Save the Alex campaign group reiterate their call for the Trust which runs Worcestershire’s hospitals to be replaced by a larger single Trust for the Birmingham sub-region, following the damning Care Quality Commission report and that consultation on the proposed reconfiguration of the county’s hospital services is in turmoil.
Save the Alex Campaign Group