Let's hope the Trust can adequately address the issues identified by the CQC so as to adequately protect patients from the risk of harm.
The hospital trust at the centre of an inquiry into dozens of baby deaths and injuries has been declared inadequate by the NHS’s care regulator over its “unsafe” A&E and maternity care. The move by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the latest blow to hit Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust, which has been under pressure over a growing catalogue of alleged breaches of care standards. The trust – which runs two hospitals in Shropshire and provides care for 420,000 people – has 715 beds and employs 5,000 staff. Prof Ted Baker, the CQC’s chief inspector of hospitals, said he was “particularly concerned about the emergency department and maternity services [at the trust].