The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has been toldit must make improvements after it failed a recent inspection.
The Care Quality Commission told Brighton and SussexUniversity Hospitals NHS Trust that the hospital failed to meet four of thenational standards.
Ian Biggs, Regional Director of Care Quality Commission in the South, said: "Patients are entitled to be treated in services which are safe, effective, caring, well led, and responsive to their needs, and where a service is failing on any of these grounds, action is needed."
The Trust has told us that it has already taken action to improve care and treatment for its patients. We will return unannounced in due course to check that it has made the changes required."
While the report found staff were dedicated, it also saw patients were not treated with dignity especially in the emergency department.
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