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David Davis MP comments on report calling for improvement at Castle Hill, Goole and District hospitals

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After the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care Report 2012/2013 highlighted the need for improvement at Castle Hill Hospital and the Goole and District Hospital, the Rt Hon David Davis MP has said:
“This report is deeply troubling. Both hospitals have failed to meet the standards expected by the Care Quality Commission. The fact that both have scored 4/5 overall should not be allowed to mask the shortcomings identified by the regulator.

Castle Hill hospital must address its poor record-keeping practices and medicine storage problems. Likewise Goole and District hospital must eliminate significant gaps in their staff training. These are exactly the type of preventable errors which can lead to accidents and even needless deaths. For the sake of patient safety, standards must improve.

It is vital that the management teams at both hospitals take the CQC criticism in the right spirit. They should see the State of Care report not as an inconvenience, but as a blueprint for future improvements which will benefit patients and staff alike.”