Basildon hospital is in 'special measures'

The NHS says a hospital trust is said to require ‘special measures’ when there are serious failings in relation to quality of care, which trust bosses can't fix without intensive support.

The NHS Trust Development Authority declares when an NHS Trust is in special measures. In future, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals will recommend whether special measures are needed if the quality of services are judged to be inadequate.

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Essex hospital special measures

Details are announced today of 'special measures' for failing hospital trusts, which include Basildon