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CQC lift conditions imposed on King's Lynn maternity unit which is used by Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge

Improvements made at maternity unit have been recognised by a regulator.

Staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, which serves Sutton Bridge and Long Sutton, are delighted that the Care Quality Commission have a number of conditions imposed following a visit in July 2018.

The trust was asked to improve areas in a number of areas, including maternity assessments, out of hours cover and the availability of consultant obstetricians.

QEH in King's Lynn
QEH in King's Lynn

The trust has strengthening senior leadership, ensuring patients receive ongoing risk assessments for the duration of their pregnancies, putting robust on-call rotas in place and ensuring there is a nominated Consultant Obstetrician of the day with oversight of the hospital’s Delivery Suite.

The CQC has lifted five conditions following a review and unnanounced inspection. Work continues to have three further conditions lifted.

Chief Executive Caroline Shawsaid: “This is fantastic news and is a reflection of all the hard work and dedication of our maternity staff who have gone the extra mile to ensure that our patients and their families receive the best possible care at QEH.

"This external endorsement and recognition of progress from the CQC is another important milestone and step forward in our journey of improvement.”

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