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Shropshire trust at centre of child death inquiry is rated inadequate

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5101 (Published 30 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5101
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

A hospital trust currently being investigated for child deaths has had its inspection rating downgraded to “inadequate” by the NHS regulator the Care Quality Commission.

In its inspection report into the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust published on 29 November,1 the CQC said that it had particular concerns about the trust’s maternity and accident and emergency services.

The trust admitted its shortcomings but urged the general public not to lose sight of the good work it was doing and that a third of all categories inspected by the CQC had been rated as “good” by inspectors.

The trust serves a …

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