The Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection

Care Quality CommissionCQC report publication - Requires Improvement Rating

We have received the latest CQC report on BMI The South Cheshire Private Hospital, published 23rd February 2017, and we are already acting on the findings to deliver the required improvements.

We note also however that there were also a number of strong positives in the CQC's findings, notably that BMI The South Cheshire Private Hospital had:

  • A system to identify and safeguard the needs of vulnerable adults, children and young people and our staff were aware of their responsibilities and the correct procedures to follow if a patient was at risk.
  • Systems were in place to protect people from the risk of healthcare related infections and there were no reported healthcare related infections at the hospital in the period April 2015 to March 2016. There were no reported incidents of acquired venous thromboembolism or pulmonary embolism in the same period.
  • The environment was generally visibly clean and tidy; the CQC saw that cleaning rotas were in place.
  • Staffing levels were planned and implemented to ensure that there was sufficient staff on duty to provide safe care.
  • The use of agency staff and bank nurses working in inpatient departments was below the average when compared with independent hospitals.
  • Patients spoken to were positive about staff and said they were kind, considerate and treated them with dignity and respect.
  • Without exception, every patient asked spoke very highly of staff and were very positive about the way they had been treated by the service. They felt very strongly that staff were exceptionally caring and considerate of their needs.
  • The CQC observed staff being attentive and caring to patients during the inspection.