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Hospitals Charing Cross, St Mary's and Hammersmith told clean up

Three hospitals in west London have been told they "require improvement" after inspectors found A&E departments were dirty and had broken equipment.

Cancelled operations and staff shortages are just some of the problems also found at St Mary's, Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals.

The report from the Care Quality Commission follows an inspection in September.

The hospitals say improvements are now being made.

Dr Tracey Batten, chief executive of Imperial Healthcare Trust; Julian Redhead, A&E consultant at St Mary's Hospital; Professor Edward Baker from the Care Quality Commission and patient Nigel Orchard all discuss the state of the hospitals.

  • 16 Dec 2014
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