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Local Healthwatch issue joint statement on Barts Health

18/03/2015

Local Healthwatch in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Hackney have been heavily involved with the CQC reporting process and the subsequent Quality Summit which has led to the TDAs decision to place Whipps Cross Hospital into special measures.

We are therefore pleased that the concerns of patients we have raised to the CQC have been taken on board by the TDA, which is recognition that changes are urgently needed.

Over the coming months we are keen for Barts Health NHS Trust to ensure that patient care and safety remains of paramount importance and that staff are supported and recognised for the areas in which they are doing good work.

We look forward to seeing improvement plans and hope this decision will lead to the necessary changes being implemented to ensure that our local residents are getting the best possible care in their hospitals.

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