Damning CQC report into East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust is 'inadequate' and should be placed in special measures, according to the Care and Quality Commission.

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East Kent Hospitals Trust rated inadequate by CQC

A general view of an emergency ambulance outside the Accident and Emergency Department of the William Harvey Hospital in Kent Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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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