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Alder Hey hospital fails four in five UK quality and safety standards

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1602 (Published 17 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1602
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool has been deemed “potentially unsafe” after failing to meet four in five standards of quality and safety in an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The health watchdog, which acted after it was contacted by operating theatre staff, found failures to report serious adverse incidents, “near misses,” “very worrying” staff shortages, and problems with essential equipment.1

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust had a low rate of reporting safety incidents, and …

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