According to England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes Derriford Hospital, has made improvements following the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
Last time inspectors visited Derriford and Mount Gould Hospital they found the trust provided services that were effective and well led. It was found to be "Outstanding" for being caring, but "Requires Improvement" for providing safe care and "Inadequate" for providing responsive services.
Although the trust's overall rating remains "Requires Improvement", inspectors said progress has been made.
Inspectors identified a number of areas for improvement including:
- Improving emergency department waiting times
- Safeguarding training for staff across all areas
- Ensuring mental health patients arriving at A&E receive care quickly
Full reports including ratings for all of the provider's core services can be found here.