Staff and consultants at BMI Three Shires Hospital in Northampton are providing outstanding caring for paediatrics and overall good safe, effective and responsive healthcare services, which are well-led and delivered in a caring way.
That’s the conclusion of the UK’s largest independent regulator the Care Quality Commission, which holds private hospitals like Three Shires to the same high standards as those provided in the NHS.
They awarded the hospital, in Northampton, an overall rating of ‘good’ and a rating of ‘good’ across all the criteria they assessed during an unannounced inspection in June 2018 and a follow-up visit in July 2018.
Dominic Bath, Executive Director of the hospital, said that the rating also reflected a raft of improvements made by the teams since the previous CQC inspection.
“Working with the CQC has helped us in our continual aim of providing the best healthcare and patient experience,” she said. “We are all aligned to this purpose, and to making sure we use all the processes and tools available to us to deliver efficient and safe services.”
“Our next goal is to reach Outstanding, and we are continuously looking at ways to improve our services through working with the community, consultants and staff.
The inspection report noted the hospitals systems for patient safety, its process for learning from incidents, its clean environment and the way in which staff treated patients with care and compassion. Particular note was made around the Paediatrics Service which also receive “Outstanding” rating for Caring.
Mr Robert Hicks, Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Commity said: “It’s important for me, as a consultant here at BMI Three Shires Hospital, as well as our patients to have confidence in the standards that are set and that are achieved on a day to day basis. The report also rightly praises the management here, as well as the open culture which leads to an overall feeling of mutual support and commitment to patient care.”
The report also noted that the hospital had not experienced any cases of the hospital-acquired infections MRSA, C. difficile or E. coli.
5th October 2018