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Inspector: Management has lost grip on basics

Staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital are "extremely caring" and "go the extra mile" but senior management has "lost their grip" on some of the basics, the chief inspector of hospitals said.

Professor Sir Mike Richards of the Care Quality Commission told ITV News Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had "lost a grip" on basics such as getting staffing levels right.

He said: "Clearly if the staffing levels are too low there are risks to patient safety."

But he praised staff at Addenbrooke's, which is run by the Trust, for going the "extra mile".

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