Have your say on Basildon Hospital

Have your say on Basildon Hospital

Have your say on Basildon Hospital

First published in Echo News by

PATIENTS are being asked to share their experiences at Basildon Hospital with a leading health inspector.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, England’s chief inspector of hospitals, is holding a listening evening to hear views on the trust as part of a radical new inspection process.

The hospital, in Nethermayne, will be one of the first in the country to be visited by the Care Quality Commission under the changes.

Overall ratings of outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate will now be implemented.

Inspection reports currently state whether essential standards are being set.

The changes mean larger inspection teams will be needed. They will be headed by clinical professionals and other experts, including trained members of the public.

Sir Mike and his team will start their inspection at Basildon Hospital on Tuesday, looking in detail at eight key areas – A&E, medical care, including the frail elderly, surgery, intensive and critical care, maternity, paediatrics and children’s care, end of life care and outpatients.

That evening they will take to the Towngate Theatre, in St Martins Square, to hear about experiences of care at the hospital and find out what improvements the people of Basildon would like to see.

Sir Mike said: “The new inspections are designed to provide people with a clear picture of the quality of the services in their local hospital, exposing poor or mediocre care, as well as highlighting the many hospitals providing good and excellent care.

“We know there is too much variation in quality – these new in-depth inspections will allow us to get a much more detailed picture of care in hospitals than ever before. 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.”

The event will take place in the Gielgud room at the theatre from 6.30pm.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Care Quality Commission on 03000 616161 or e-mail cqcthenextphase@ cqc.org.uk A full report of findings from the inspection will be published later this year.

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6:36pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Keep calm and dance ballet. says...

I was there for an appointment in dermatology and I can not praise them enough. The doctor I saw was kind, considerate and spent plenty of time with me.
I was there for an appointment in dermatology and I can not praise them enough. The doctor I saw was kind, considerate and spent plenty of time with me. Keep calm and dance ballet.
  • Score: 10

7:14pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Idontknowy says...

Keep calm and dance ballet Agree with you
Keep calm and dance ballet Agree with you Idontknowy
  • Score: 5

7:25pm Thu 13 Mar 14

andrewmc81 says...

I cannot complain at all. The doctors and nurses work very hard and treat you with every respect.
I cannot complain at all. The doctors and nurses work very hard and treat you with every respect. andrewmc81
  • Score: 6

10:31pm Thu 13 Mar 14

bolshiesaf says...

Might have gone along if I had known about this beforehand. Where was it advertised and who got to go?
Might have gone along if I had known about this beforehand. Where was it advertised and who got to go? bolshiesaf
  • Score: 2

10:21am Fri 14 Mar 14

rhip88 says...

I was referred to basildon from southend for heart problems and ended up having my operation there. All I can say is the care provided was excellent, much better than Southend!,
I was referred to basildon from southend for heart problems and ended up having my operation there. All I can say is the care provided was excellent, much better than Southend!, rhip88
  • Score: 9

4:18pm Fri 14 Mar 14

jolllyboy says...

Given a choice I would go to Basildon any day. Would say however I was shocked to read that new stroke victims may not have enough cover at either over the weekend.
Given a choice I would go to Basildon any day. Would say however I was shocked to read that new stroke victims may not have enough cover at either over the weekend. jolllyboy
  • Score: 2

8:44am Sat 15 Mar 14

Rich;'Carol says...

My sister in law works for PALS and there has been an increase again in complaints about Basildon hospital, but the heart unit is not a problem. Again in June Basildon hospital will be again in the top 3 worst hospitals in England.

The hospital is worst in the south east but a mile. This year 288 complaints in the first 10 weeks, you risk your life every time you attend surgery and diagnosis in Basildon hospital.

Every time you hear one nice comment, there are 14 complaints. The place is a danger zone. This year alone 27 patients have caught mrsa or similar bugs.
My sister in law works for PALS and there has been an increase again in complaints about Basildon hospital, but the heart unit is not a problem. Again in June Basildon hospital will be again in the top 3 worst hospitals in England. The hospital is worst in the south east but a mile. This year 288 complaints in the first 10 weeks, you risk your life every time you attend surgery and diagnosis in Basildon hospital. Every time you hear one nice comment, there are 14 complaints. The place is a danger zone. This year alone 27 patients have caught mrsa or similar bugs. Rich;'Carol
  • Score: -4

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