Health watchdog finds Cromer Hospital meets all 16 standards of quality and safety
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published on its website the results of an unannounced inspection of Cromer Hospital. The inspectors have concluded the hospital meets all the essential quality and safety standards.
The inspection was part of a programme of planned reviews of hospitals to examine whether or not they meet the 16 quality and safety standards prescribed by the CQC. Inspectors visited the Cromer hospital on June 29 2011 and spoke to patients and staff.
The inspectors report concluded the hospital meets all the standards against which it was inspected with one area where a minor improvement could be made to a temporary footpath by putting hazard tape on the base of barriers. This was immediately rectified.
Progress on building the new state-of-the-art £15 million hospital was also noted by the inspectors who stated that while the current hospital is clean and safe, it is no longer entirely fit for purpose.
The CQC inspection report states: During our the visit to Cromer Hospital on 29 June 2011 the people we spoke with gave us positive comments about the quality of the staff, the cleanliness of the building and the facilities provided. No one had any complaints about the services provided and all those people spoken with were pleased to have the facilities available locally.
Regarding the hospital building the report noted: Although the building is old and not all areas are suitable for the requirements and demands on the service offered it is soon to be improved upon with the new building now in progress.