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Public opinion sought in Grantham on hospital trust

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England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Professor Sir Mike Richards and inspectors from the Care Quality Commission, want to hear people’s views and experiences to help them decide what to look at as they begin their inspection of the trust on Tuesday April 29.

To enable patients and the local community to have their say on the trust, a listening event is being held at the MCS Centre, Trent Road in Grantham at 6.30pm on Wednesday April 30, in addition to two listening events in Lincoln and Boston.

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about the inspection process, as well as tell the team about their experiences of care and the areas where they would like to see improvements.

Sir Mike said: “Of course we will be talking to doctors and nurses, hospital managers and patients at the trust. But it is vital that we also hear the views of the people who have received care at the trust, or anyone who wants to share information with us.

“This will help us plan our inspection, and so help us focus on the things that really matter to people who depend on this service.

“This is your opportunity to tell me and my team what you think, and make a difference to the NHS services in the local area.”

Sir Mike’s inspection team is expected to look at eight key service areas, these being A&E, medical care, surgery, intensive or critical care, maternity, paediatrics, end of life care and outpatients, before giving the trust an overall rating.

A full report of the inspectors’ findings will be published by the Care Quality Commission later in the year.

Anyone who is unable to attend the listening event but wishes to give their views to the inspection team can do so by emailing enquiries@cqc.org.uk

 

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