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Supporters of Bristol's hospitals have begun their biggest ever fundraising project - to raise £6 million. The appeal will help transform the Bristol Haematology Centre and the Bristol Royal Infirmary.
Sarah Gomme joined members of the hospital's Above and Beyond charity - and Bristol Mayor George Ferguson - at the launch of the Golden Gift Appeal.
A fundraising appeal to raise £6 million to help transform two of Bristol's hospitals is being launched this morning. The 'Golden Gift' scheme will help the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.
It's being launched by the city's Mayor George Ferguson and is the largest ever fundraising project for local hospitals' charity Above and Beyond.
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Ian Axton talks to Nick Wood, Chief Executive of Weston Area Health NHS Trust.
In a statement, Weston Area Health NHS Trust says it is taking the following steps, in response to the CQC report's findings:
· Recruitment of more permanent staff including 36.5 whole time equivalent registered nurses
· Every ward now has an executive lead, with the top team spending significant time on the wards
· Introducing a simple process that allows all staff to see the ward environment from the patient’s point of view
· Letter written to all staff this morning, reminding them of the standards expected and asking them to report anything of concern directly to the Chief Executive
Weston General Hospital has released the following the statement:
– Nick Wood, Chief Executive of Weston Area Health NHS Trust
Staff here were shocked by some of the findings of the CQC inspectors and we have taken immediate action to improve care. While the hospital has been under intense pressure over the winter this is not an excuse for poor standards. We have taken decisive action to rectify the situation. ... Weston is a safe hospital. The CQC found no evidence of care that put patient safety at risk and we have one of the best records on patient mortality in the country.
John Penrose MP (Con, Weston-super-Mare) talks to our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine.
– Ian Biggs, Regional Director of CQC in the South
The trust has acknowledged it must recruit more nurses – but patients in hospital today 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. We have told the trust to show us how it will address these issues and make the necessary improvements. We will return unannounced in the near future to check that it has made those changes.