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Care at hospital 'improved'

Health watchdogs say standards of care have improved at Weston General Hospital - just two months after it was threatened with enforcement action.

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Weston Hospital taking 'decisive action' after report

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

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