So 1/5 of Hospitals are under standard – in England and that’s not counting the rest of the UK. We know the numerator but not the denominator.. How many would have been under standard at this level 10 and 20 years ago?
ONE in five hospitals failed inspections as a result of poor care last year, leaving patients to endure a catalogue of neglect, new figures have revealed.
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) watchdog found that 45 hospitals were not meeting acceptable standards of safe care, following 215 inspections in the year to March — a failure rate of nearly 21%. In the same period, 32 hospitals, about one in six of those inspected, did not have an adequate number of staff.
The inspectors’ reports reveal extensive failings, including a trebling of bed sores….
An excuse to ration by decommissioning?