Labour Party calls for action as a fifth of hospitals fail inspectionsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2988 (Published 28 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2988
- Jacqui Wise
A fifth of hospitals in England are failing inspections of the standard of care, and a sixth of hospitals operate below safe staffing levels, show figures released by the Labour Party.
Data from the Care Quality Commission showed that there had been a sharp decline in standards in England’s hospitals over the past 12 months, it said.
Labour said that in the year to March 2014 the CQC had listed 45 …