Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust A&E rated Inadequate

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make significant improvements to protect patients using its urgent and emergency department.  During an unannounced inspection in February and March, inspectors found the emergency department at the Queen Alexandra Hospital was over-crowded with patients not being assessed or treated in a timely way. Some patients found themselves waiting in lengthy queues instead of being seen immediately. In a CQC report which is published today, the trust has been rated Inadequate for Urgent and Emergency services and Requires Improvement for Medical Care. Inspectors found that the trust’s inability to deal with emergency admissions was impacting [...]

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