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10 August 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Homerton Hospital’s acute services overall as ‘Good’. 

This is the same rating given by the inspectors the last time they visited the hospital in early 2014 and follows last year’s Good rating for the Trust’s community services and Mary Seacole Nursing Home. 

Homerton Hospital was visited by CQC inspectors over several days during April and May this year. 

The inspectors again rated the hospital’s A&E department as Outstanding and, in addition, also rated medical care at the hospital as Outstanding. 

Trust Chief Executive Tracey Fletcher said: “We are delighted that our Emergency Department, including A&E, has retained its Outstanding status and that our Medical Services have also been rated Outstanding, both departments receiving particular praise for being responsive and well-led. We congratulate all staff who have contributed to these excellent scores.  

“The CQC have also made special mention of the excellent work of our bariatric surgery service in training doctors, and the work of our midwives in developing safeguarding practices and support for vulnerable women. 

“However, the inspectors have highlighted some issues we need to focus on. We have been working to resolve these issues over the past four months and we would welcome a re-visit at any time.”

Professor Ted Baker, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals said: “Staff and the management team at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have consistently provided a good standard of care to patients. 

“I was pleased to see some areas where the quality of care and the evident innovation was outstanding, notably in surgery’s bariatric service.” 

Steve Russell NHS Improvement’s executive regional managing director (London) said: “We are delighted to see the efforts of the team at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust recognised with a rating of ‘Good’ by the CQC. 

“Retaining an overall rating of Good since the last inspection and making further improvements is a real testament to the hard work of all the Trust’s staff and its leadership. 

“We will continue to support the Trust to maintain and improve the high standard of care it provides to its patients and the local community.” 

The full report can be found on the CQC website