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L&D hospital services rated ‘good’ by CQC

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has maintained its ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission following inspection visits in August and September 2018, with all services now judged ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

The report, being published tomorrow, focused on re-inspecting four of the eight core services – Medical Care, Surgery, Critical Care and Services for Children and Young People.

The inspectors also completed a Well Led review against their new criteria for the Trust and the results of this were:

  • we remained Good overall
  • all of our Core Services are now good or outstanding
  • we remained Outstanding for the ‘Well Led’ and ‘Responsive domains for our core services
  • we remained Good for the ‘Effective’ and ‘Caring’ domains for our core services
  • we remained Requires Improvement for the ‘Safe’ domain
  • we received a Good for the new inspection regime for Well Led and a Good for our Use of Resources.

Chief Executive David Carter said: “We are very pleased to have maintained our ‘Good’ rating and I want to pay tribute to our amazing staff – this CQC report acknowledges their tremendous commitment and hard work over many years and the enormous efforts they put in every day to ensure our patients get the best possible care.

“All our services are now rated either good or outstanding – a considerable achievement given the increasing pressures we face as a busy district general hospital.  The CQC identified some areas where we need to make improvements and we have already begun to address these.”

The full report can be found on the CQC website at

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