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


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.