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MK Hospital praised for 'significant improvements'

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

Milton Keynes University Hospital has made "significant improvements" to its services, the health watchdog has said.

The hospital has been rated as 'good' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in July.

It was previously rated as requiring improvement.

Inspectors said "there remain areas where further work is needed" and they "will return to check on its progress".

Our inspectors found a number of improvements had been made at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since our last inspection.

We found staff that were passionate about providing high quality care and patients described them as caring and professional.

The emergency department leadership team had significantly improved the its performance in meeting the four hour target to improve safety in seeing and assessing patients.

During the inspection we also found areas where improvement was required. We highlighted this to the trust and immediate action was taken to rectify a number of these concerns while our inspectors were still on site.

The trust should be commended for this, but there remain areas where further work is needed. The trust knows what it needs to do to make sure any improvements are made and we will return to check on its progress.

– Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals

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