By Linda Foo Guest
A WIRRAL hospital has been ranked as one of the top in the North West following an inspection.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), regulator for health and social care in England, has given Arrowe Park Hospital its seal of approval following an inspection to check that essential standards of quality and safety were being met.
The annual unannounced visit took place over three days in November. CQC inspectors talked to patients, carers and family members, plus a number of hospital staff.
David Allison, chief executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said: “We are delighted with the CQC’s positive comments about the quality of care offered at Arrowe Park Hospital.
“It’s good to know the healthcare regulator was able to see first hand what our patients and visitors experience on a daily basis.
“Inspectors found many examples of good practice, which is a tribute to our hard working staff across the entire Trust.”
CQC uses a banding system to rate the level of safe and effective care, with one being the highest risk and six the lowest.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital was placed in band six.
In December, the CQC named the hospital’s maternity services as one of the top units in the country and the best in the North West following an England-wide patient survey.
Mr Allison added: “Our focus is on delivering safe, high quality healthcare and a positive patient experience.”