Broomfield Hospital failing to meet standards

Broomfield Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

A health watchdog says Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford must make urgent improvements to protect patients' safety and welfare.

A snap inspection by the Care Quality Commission in February found the Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust was not meeting standards.

Records were not being kept properly and some medicines were not safely stored. The trust says it's disappointed in the findings. It points out that no patients were harmed.