England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has recommended that East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust be placed into special measures following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Services at the trust were rated as Inadequate for safety and leadership, and as Requires Improvement for effectiveness and responsiveness. Caring was rated as Good.
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