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North Devon District Hospital has released the following statement after a recent report found some services still require improvement.
It's after an inspection in 2014 which found that six of the eight areas inspected were rated 'good' or 'outstanding', but that improvements were required in end of life care, emergency and urgent care, and maternity and gynaecology services.
This time the inspectors visited in August 2015 and saw the improvements and progress the Trust had made in these three areas.
However, there is more to be done. The report makes clear that the Trust still has improvements to make in terms of patient flow through the North Devon District Hospital and staffing ratios in A&E.
Some key services at Barnstaple hospital still aren't good enough, according to inspectors.
The Care Quality Commission criticised Northern Devon Healthcare Trust for its A&E waiting times, and the quality of its gynaecology, maternity and end of life care.
But they did note some improvements since the last inspection a year ago, including in infection prevention:
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North Devon Healthcare Trust must improve the quality of some services - including waiting times in A&E and end of life care.