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Royal Berkshire Hospital 'needs to improve'

The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading needs to improve - that's the verdict of an inspection carried out by the Care Quality Commission.

Concerns over understaffing in maternity unit

The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading needs to improve - that's the verdict of an inspection carried out by the Care Quality Commission. One of the biggest concerns was the understaffing of the maternity unit which led inspectors to close two beds on the ward to improve safety.

However the CQC acknowledged the Royal Berkshire IS a busy hospital and stressed the Trust had taken immediate action. Richard Slee reports.

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