Warning notice issued to Basildon Hospital

Andrea Gordon from the Care Quality Commission said:

"We were pleased to see some improvements had been made and it is important that these are now embedded and sustained.

"However, we also found the trust needed to carry out more work in relation to how it assesses and assures itself of the quality of its own service. In light of this CQC has issued a warning asking the trust to ensure improvements are made in relation to this.

"Our inspectors will be returning in the near future to check on whether this further work has been effectively completed."

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Dozens of families have contacted ITV London over the treatment of their loved ones at Basildon Hospital. The hospital is one of 14 across the country currently under investigation, because of higher than expected death rates.