Royal Bournemouth Hospital chiefs to discuss plan of action after controversial CQC report

Royal Bournemouth Hospital chiefs to discuss plan of action after controversial CQC report

Royal Bournemouth Hospital chiefs to discuss plan of action after controversial CQC report

Royal Bournemouth Hospital chiefs to discuss plan of action after controversial CQC report

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HEALTH chiefs at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital will meet this week to discuss a plan of action following the Care Quality Commission’s controversial health report.

It is the first board of directors’ meeting since the CQC’s investigation hit the headlines last month.

Chief executive Tony Spotswood and director of nursing Paula Shobbrook, are due to give a presentation to the board on Friday about their action plan.

Hospital bosses have stressed that they have already made many improvements over the past few weeks since the report was published on December 18.

Paula Shrobbrook, director of nursing, said: “57 newly qualified nurses are now working on our wards and we have been building new ward teams. We are absolutely focused on building upon, and maintaining the improvements we have made.”

Basil Fozard, medical director, said: “In 20 years as a surgeon at this hospital, I know our staff want to deliver good care and we have many areas of excellence. The challenge now is how we get the basics right for every individual patient, every time and deliver excellent care across all areas.”

Chief executive Tony Spotswood added: “We have put in place a number of changes in relation to staffing and care of the elderly. We are already beginning to see a number of improvements come to fruition.”

Other items on Friday’s agenda include reports on the Trust’s quality and financial performance. The meeting will be followed by a board seminar on the CQC report.

The inspectors are due to return to RBH for a further review within three months of the Trust submitting a final action plan which is expected to be around early April.

PANEL: The CQC team found that children’s care, midwifery, critical care and end of life care services at the hospital were good.

However medical care, including older people’s care was inadequate with “widespread and significant negative views from patients and staff.”

Other services in need of improvement, included accident and emergency, surgical services and outpatients.

In some areas, care was not always safe, doctors and nurses did not feel supported at times and on some medical wards, frail patients were “at risk of harm.”

Staff told the inspectors that staffing levels on surgical wards at night “were not safe” and there was a risk of cross infection in outpatients.

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11:27am Wed 8 Jan 14

lionheart says...

The acid test will be permanent improvements to Ward 26 - care of the elderly.
The acid test will be permanent improvements to Ward 26 - care of the elderly. lionheart
  • Score: 4

1:06pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Marcus James says...

Forget the acid test
What about the accountability of Mr Spotswood, Ms Shobbrock and Mr Fozard, i find it unbelievable that they can sit back and retain their posts.
When will someone actually take responsibility? Why are the Board of Directors not taking action? By failing to take action they are as guilty as the Nurses providing the less than adequate care that has been well documented and covered by firstly the press and now the CQC!
Forget the acid test What about the accountability of Mr Spotswood, Ms Shobbrock and Mr Fozard, i find it unbelievable that they can sit back and retain their posts. When will someone actually take responsibility? Why are the Board of Directors not taking action? By failing to take action they are as guilty as the Nurses providing the less than adequate care that has been well documented and covered by firstly the press and now the CQC! Marcus James
  • Score: 6

2:24pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large.
Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large. Hessenford
  • Score: 4

4:21pm Wed 8 Jan 14

nothingtofear says...

Hessenford wrote:
Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large.
That's a bit harsh on Morecambe & Wise Hessenford although I'm with you on Cannon & Ball and Little & Large.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large.[/p][/quote]That's a bit harsh on Morecambe & Wise Hessenford although I'm with you on Cannon & Ball and Little & Large. nothingtofear
  • Score: 3

5:08pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

nothingtofear wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large.
That's a bit harsh on Morecambe & Wise Hessenford although I'm with you on Cannon & Ball and Little & Large.
Why thank you very much.
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large.[/p][/quote]That's a bit harsh on Morecambe & Wise Hessenford although I'm with you on Cannon & Ball and Little & Large.[/p][/quote]Why thank you very much. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

2:28am Sun 12 Jan 14

rbchbentashell says...

Hessenford wrote:
nothingtofear wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large.
That's a bit harsh on Morecambe & Wise Hessenford although I'm with you on Cannon & Ball and Little & Large.
Why thank you very much.
Burke and Hare....
...there is no 'plan of action' apart from sacking them...
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Spotswood and Shobbrook, the new Morecambe and wise, Cannon & Ball or perhaps Little & Large.[/p][/quote]That's a bit harsh on Morecambe & Wise Hessenford although I'm with you on Cannon & Ball and Little & Large.[/p][/quote]Why thank you very much.[/p][/quote]Burke and Hare.... ...there is no 'plan of action' apart from sacking them... rbchbentashell
  • Score: 1

2:32am Sun 12 Jan 14

rbchbentashell says...

lionheart wrote:
The acid test will be permanent improvements to Ward 26 - care of the elderly.
they have ''taken care '' of so many in there - using the liverpool care pathway without even asking since 2006, without writing it on records!
...odd how the CQC report didnt even mention how many years they KNEW they had a white asbestos hazard in Christchurch hospital too.....
[quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: The acid test will be permanent improvements to Ward 26 - care of the elderly.[/p][/quote]they have ''taken care '' of so many in there - using the liverpool care pathway without even asking since 2006, without writing it on records! ...odd how the CQC report didnt even mention how many years they KNEW they had a white asbestos hazard in Christchurch hospital too..... rbchbentashell
  • Score: 0

2:35am Sun 12 Jan 14

rbchbentashell says...

Marcus James wrote:
Forget the acid test
What about the accountability of Mr Spotswood, Ms Shobbrock and Mr Fozard, i find it unbelievable that they can sit back and retain their posts.
When will someone actually take responsibility? Why are the Board of Directors not taking action? By failing to take action they are as guilty as the Nurses providing the less than adequate care that has been well documented and covered by firstly the press and now the CQC!
agree Marcus...doctors and nurses have a duty to report dangers to patients, and always have....but its easier to keep in with the management isn't it...and far more lucrative than doing your duty.
[quote][p][bold]Marcus James[/bold] wrote: Forget the acid test What about the accountability of Mr Spotswood, Ms Shobbrock and Mr Fozard, i find it unbelievable that they can sit back and retain their posts. When will someone actually take responsibility? Why are the Board of Directors not taking action? By failing to take action they are as guilty as the Nurses providing the less than adequate care that has been well documented and covered by firstly the press and now the CQC![/p][/quote]agree Marcus...doctors and nurses have a duty to report dangers to patients, and always have....but its easier to keep in with the management isn't it...and far more lucrative than doing your duty. rbchbentashell
  • Score: 0

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