Special Measures For NHS Trust
Following a report released by the health service regulator, Englandâ€™s biggest NHS hospital trust, Barts Health, has been placed into special measur
15:41 18 March 2015
The report found that England’s biggest NHS hospital trust, which runs six hospitals across east London, have some serious issues regarding patient safety. A culture of bullying and low morale among staff has been identified.
The chief inspector of hospitals, Prof Sir Mike Richards, said the Trust must "get a grip on what is happening.”
Under special measures, Whipps Cross must strengthen its leadership team – it must hire a dedicated managing director and a director of nursing, as well as medical director to oversee its day-to-day running.
Trust chief executive Peter Morris said: "We are very sorry for the failings identified by the CQC in some of our services at Whipps Cross and we know the Trust has a big challenge ahead.
"Much has been done but we recognise that more needs to be done. We will take all the necessary steps to raise quality standards at Whipps Cross."