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Unannounced CQC inspection of Boston's Pilgrim Hospital uncovers 'unsafe and unreliable systems' and failure to prioritise patients

Children were seen to be placed 'at risk of harm' and patients waiting more than three hours to be assessed during a health inspection at Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s emergency department, it has been revealed.

An unannounced Care Quality Commission inspection of Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital found “unsafe” and “unreliable” systems in place in its emergency department, as well as failures to prioritise patients.

Issues spotted by CQC inspectors on November 30 include a child with potential sepsis who was not prioritised immediately.

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