QA Hospital concerns
QA hospital Portsmouth has been rated as inadequate for medical care including older peoples care and requires improvement for urgent & emergency services.
Trust chief executive, Mark Cubbon, said: “The report makes for difficult reading and we have fallen short in some key areas, but I am confident that we can and will do better.”

 Full report in pdf here


The report from the Care Quality Commission rated Medical care to be inadequate:

Medical care has been rated Inadequate overall. With safe, caring, effective and well led rated as inadequate and responsive rated as requires improvement.
Overall the care provided within this service was very poor. Staff did not always recognise and act appropriately in response to serious safeguarding concerns. Consent to care and treatment was not always obtained in line with the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Staff administered medicines covertly and we did not find evidence that appropriate plans of care were in place for patients who required chemical and/ or physical restraint.
Staff did not robustly assess, monitor or manage risks to patients.

Risk assessments had not been completed or updated for all the escalation areas and additional beds in use.

Vulnerable patients such as frail older persons and patients living with dementia did not have their needs appropriately assessed and risks for those patients were not
sufficiently mitigated.


Originally posted 2017-08-23 17:30:08.