The Care Quality Commission has issued a statement following the announcement that the Trust which runs the Worcestershire Royal and Alexandra hospitals has been told it must improve before a special administrator is brought in.

A spokesperson for the commission said:

“The CQC has issued a warning to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as a result of ongoing concerns surrounding the trust’s systems and processes to ensure the safety and quality of patient care. The trust has been given a deadline of 10 March by which to make improvements. CQC is liaising with NHS England and NHS Improvement with regard to the trust and will continue to monitor the situation closely. The trust is aware of what it needs to do and we will return to check on whether the necessary improvements have been made. If improvements are not made, we will consider what further action we might take.”

The Care Quality Commission.