Hospital Campaigners say ‘Don’t Blame staff for Hospital failures’
Campaigners have expressed their dismay at a damning report on care at Beverley’s new community hospital. The NHS watchdog, the Care Quality Commission’s recent report has led to the closure of 2/3 of the new hospital’s beds.
The report states that ‘At least 65% of the trained nurses were not considered to be fully competent to work in their role’ and that ‘serious incidents challenged the notion of the ward as a place of patient safety.’
Speaking today, George McManus, Labour’s Parliamentary Spokesman for Beverley and Holderness said, ‘While we welcome this report, we are extremely disappointed with its findings. A state of the art hospital delivered by the last Labour government is failing and we are concerned for its future. Fantastic staff are being let down through lack of training and are being scapegoated for poor performance’
He went on, ‘We are determined to resist any efforts by the government to privatise this fantastic new hospital. We will continue to fight for the future of our hospital and make sure that we put public health before private wealth. Our message to potential buyers is ‘Hands Off Beverley Hospital.’
Please find a link to the report here: CQC report