Weston-super-Mare's NHS trust has been told it must improve by the health regulator, the CQC.
Although the trust, based at the town's General Hospital, was described as "caring", inspectors said patients waited too long to be assessed in A and E, while a shortage of consultants was putting strain on junior doctors.
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.
Directors of care homes such as Winterbourne View near Bristol where patients suffered neglect could be held criminally accountable under plans announced by the Care Minister Norman Lamb:
Eleven care workers from the hospital near Bristol were sentenced last year for abusing and neglecting patients following an undercover television documentary.
The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership over levels of staffing at Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol.
Inspectors say there weren't enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people's needs. Below are the main findings of the CQC report into staffing levels at the Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol.
- There was an over reliance on temporary bank staff, who may not have had the necessary training to undertake the full range of duties on a medium secure unit.
- Even though many patients at Fromeside were only permitted to leave the ward with staff escorts, staff shortages restricted people's ability to leave the ward.
- Patients and staff said that leave was regularly cancelled or disrupted, leading to further problems affecting staff and patient morale.