Labour Party calls for action as a fifth of hospitals fail inspections

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 28 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2988
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

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 …

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