December 12 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The government’s health watchdog has been inspecting Queen’s Hospital in Romford after a catalogue of risks were found.
Monitoring by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had flagged up problems with infectious disease mortality, some surgical procedures, A&E waiting times and patient experiences at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).
A total of 20 risks were found, including education concerns and feedback from patients’ friends and family.
The trust also runs King George Hospital in Goodmayes, which was inspected along with Queen’s last week.
Deputy medical director Stephen Burgess said the trust was “confused” about the watchdog’s infectious disease mortality findings.
He added: “We have asked the CQC to clarify what this refers to, but have not yet had a response.”
When the trust looked into possible conditions, including TB and HIV, mortality rates were “extremely good”, he added.
There were no cases of MRSA this financial year.
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.