Morecambe Bay NHS Health Trust is placed into special measures after quality of care found to be 'inadequate'
Thursday 26 June 2014
A health trust – previously the subject of a scandal over excess deaths, including up to 16 babies – has been placed into special measures after the quality of care was found to be “inadequate”.
England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said the nurses and doctors at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust remained “a fundamental concern” with too much reliance on temporary staff.
Between 2010 and 2012, there were a total of 415 deaths at Morecambe Bay in excess of the expected norm, including as many as 16 babies.
Sir Mike said: “There is a long history of concern with the quality of service provided by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – so it is disappointing to report that a number of the issues that have been identified in the past remain unresolved.”
The trust’s chief executive, Jackie Daniel, said the trust was “part-way through a process of significant improvement which is still going to take a number of years to complete”.
Life & Style blogs
- 1 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 2 How to turn off/stop 'seen by' on Facebook: Disable it to make your chats seem less passive aggressive
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 'We're not heroes, just tourists': Swedish police officers on holiday stop vicious assault on New York subway
- 5 Buckingham Palace guard who attacked passers-by in 'most most violent piece of CCTV footage' police officer had seen walks free
£24000 - £26000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...
£22000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is part of a Group...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you a a young, dynamic pers...
Voluntary: Cancer Research UK: We’re looking for someone to support our award ...