CQC calls for urgent improvements to emergency care at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

27 February 2020 – CQC

CQC told United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust that services provided by the emergency departments at Pilgrim Hospital and Lincoln County Hospital must improve.

The visit by CQC was triggered by patient safety concerns, CQC undertook focused inspections of the emergency departments at both hospitals on 6 and 7 January 2020.

CQC inspectors rated Urgent and Emergency Services as Inadequate overall. Both emergency departments were rated Inadequate for being safe, responsive and well led with Pilgrim Hospital also rated Inadequate for being caring United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is rated as Requires Improvement overall.

Full details of the ratings, including a ratings grid, are given in the report published online here.

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