Inspectors say that Northampton General Hospital's services have improved and the trust has now been rated as Good.
Earlier this year the hospital was rated as Requires Improvement by the Care Quality Commission.
"The trust's leadership team was well-established and staff described the leadership team as approachable, cohesive, and inclusive. Leaders had a shared purpose and strove to deliver and motivate staff to succeed. We witness staff who were friendly, professional, compassionate and helpful towards patients. Those patients we spoke with told us staff were caring and without exception spoke positively about the staff in all areas inspected.
– Professor Ted Baker, CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals