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Worcestershire acute trust must “make urgent improvements” in emergency departments, says regulator

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m615 (Published 14 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m615
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The Care Quality Commission has used its urgent enforcement powers to protect patients after rating two emergency departments in Worcestershire “inadequate” following an unannounced inspection.12

Inspectors who visited the emergency departments of Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Worcestershire Royal in Worcester found patients waiting too …

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