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'Inadequate' Worcestershire Acute NHS trust laid bare

England's chief inspector of hospitals has called for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to be placed in special measures, after inspectors rated it "inadequate."

An inspection team from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said the trust needed to make "urgent improvements in a number of areas."

Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC's chief inspector, said they rated the trust as inadequate for being well-led and safe because "when things went wrong they were not investigated promptly or thoroughly".

However the trust was rated as good for caring, with the majority of staff praised for their hard work and passion.

  • 02 Dec 2015