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Worcestershire hospital trust told to make urgent improvements

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3786 (Published 07 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3786
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

A hospital trust in the West Midlands has been issued with a warning notice to make urgent improvements, after inspectors found that it had become standard practice to treat emergency patients in the corridors and that patients’ care had been compromised.

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission made unannounced visits to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in April to check progress after extending the period of special measures that had been placed on the hospital. The trust was placed in special measures in December 2015, and this was reinforced after further inspections a year later.

The latest round of visits to Worcestershire …

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