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Tough New Inspection Taking Place At Royal Surrey County Hospital

Published on: 17 Oct, 2013
Updated on: 19 Oct, 2013

Guildford’s Royal Surrey County Hospital is among the first six acute units in England to be inspected as part of a tough new hospitals inspection regime.

This is a system by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and set up in the wake of the scandal of services at the Stafford Hospital. It aims to visit all acute hospitals by the end of 2015.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

The chief executive at the Royal Surrey, Nick Moberly, said he was hoping the inspectors, 45 of whom have been at the hospital, would provide managers with useful feedback.

The CQC’s report on the Royal Surrey County Hospital is expected to be published in December.

The leader of the inspection team, Gill Harris, said the Royal Surrey was not a hospital considered to be at high risk.

The CQC overhauled its inspection procedures following the Stafford Hospital scandal. Between 2005 and 2008 there were hundreds more patient deaths than would have been expected at that hospital.

See also: Commission Wants To Hear About Your Experience of The Royal Surrey County Hospital

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