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Weston General Hospital says it will improve

The trust that runs Weston General Hospital says it has already acted on criticisms from the CQC Credit: ITV News

Staff shortages at Weston-super-Mare's General Hospital are putting patients at risk, that's according to the NHS regulator, the Care Quality Commission.

It says there aren't enough senior doctors, meaning medical staff are "under more severe pressure" than they've seen anywhere else.

James Rimmer, the new chief executive of Weston Area NHS Trust, says action has already been taken to improve waits in A and E and bring in extra staff.

Hospital ordered to clean up

The Great Western Hospital in Swindon has been told it must improve staffing levels. It has also been ordered to improve cleanliness and infection control, and how it monitors the quality of its service.

It follows an inspection by the Care Quality Commission which found that some wards caring for frail, older people and the Day Surgery Unit did not always have enough experienced and skilled nursing staff on duty.

An inspection by the CQC found wards did not always have enough skilled nurses Credit: ITV News West Country

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Patient care criticised at Bath's Royal United Hospital

Bath's Royal United Hospital has been criticised for its patient care. An inspection by the Care Quality Commission found the hospital wasn't providing an adequate service during peak times.

In-patients were being put into a day care unit without proper facilities and patients complained they had little privacy.

The CQC has told the hospital trust to come up with a plan to improve.

Care Quality Commission tells RUH to improve

An inspection by the Care Quality Commission has found the Royal United Hospital wasn't providing an adequate service during peak times.

In-patients were being put into a day care unit without proper facilities and patients complained they had little privacy.

The CQC has told the hospital trust to come up with a plan to improve. We spoke to Ian Biggs, the Deputy Director of the Care Quality Commission (South):