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PRESS RELEASE 27/10/2021

08 Nov 2021 | BY somarketing

The release of the current CQC inspection today 28/10/2021 is in response to the quality and compliance inspection carried out on between the 9th of August and the 23rd of August on both John Munroe Group Hospital sites, namely John Munroe Hospital – Rudyard and Edith Shaw Hospital and has resulted in both of the hospitals being rated as ‘Inadequate ‘.

The investigation was prompted by a follow up from our January 2021 inspection (which in itself was in response to a Covid Outbreak.

We are disappointed that during this inspection we were not able to accurately evidence in a timely manner the changes and improvements we have put in place over the last 6 months including a new electronic care records and medication management system which had only been running for a few weeks and was not fully embedded in place by the time of the inspection. Further improvements have subsequently been undertaken along with ongoing training and these are being shared with our stakeholders including the CQC along with acknowledged improvements in system assurance’s including reviewing CCTV footage.

We would like to assure everyone that we have been working closely with the Care Quality

Commission, our host commissioning CCG and all respective Clinical Commissioning Groups since the inspection. All the commissioning CCG’s have undertaken safe and well checks of their service users with positive outcomes. The safety of all our patients remains our number one priority.

We would like to take the opportunity to assure our patients, staff, families and carers and the public that we are all working tirelessly to ensure that robust systems are in place to effectively safeguard and protect everyone in our care, employment including the local community.

We are confident that working together, we can continue to build on the progress which has already been made.

Paul Birks – Chief Operating Officer / Nominated Individual


On behalf of the John Munroe Group

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