Progress made on improving care at Pilgrim Hospital

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Progress is being made to improve care at a hospital serving residents in Spalding.

United Lincolnshire NHS Trust (ULHT) says it is extremely pleased with the latest report on Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which confirms “significant and continuous progress” is being made in the quality of patient care.

The CQC report, published on Thursday, follows the investigation into the hospital in 2011 and states that the trust has delivered on all 20 recommendations.

It explains that ULHT has worked hard to develop better systems, improve the management of risk, provide more training and embed learning from incidents.

The report also reflects the national advertising campaign to recruit nurses to Pilgrim Hospital, with those nurses now forming part of the new nursing establishment. It states that strong progress also continues in recruiting doctors, with five additional consultant posts agreed last year.

Eiri Jones, director of nursing, said: “We are again very pleased to receive this report which confirms that the CQC is assured about the progress we have made. Staff across the whole trust have worked exceptionally hard over the last two years to implement improvements.”