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Another maternity unit downgraded by NHS watchdog

The Care Quality Commission has downgraded another maternity unit over 'blame culture' and concerns over safety.

After an inspection was carried out, Salisbury Foundation Trust , which was downgraded from 'good' to 'inadequate' has been told it must make improvements after concerns were raised about safety and leadership of the maternity unit.

Head of hospital inspection at the Care Quality Commission, Amanda Williams has said: “Following our recent inspection of Salisbury District Hospital’s maternity services, we found that women and babies using the service received effective care and treatment which met their needs most of the time. But most of the time is not good enough.

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Source: The Independent, 10 July 2021


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