Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital investigated by CQC over new care concerns

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THE Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched an investigation into concerns about the care provided by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

A report on Pilgrim documenting some of the findings which led to the investigation, and detailing failures to meet essential standards of care has now been published.

The report highlights major concerns with essential standards relating to the care and welfare of people who use services and meeting nutritional needs.

Following an inspection at the hospital in February, CQC ordered the trust to make improvements but said it was’ not satisfied’ with the speed in which the trust responded, or with the trust’s ‘ability to proactively identify and address problems’.

In addition, there are currently several safeguarding investigations in progress relating to ‘abuse and neglect allegations’ at the trust.

CQC says it is working closely with the police and local authority with these investigations.

For more on this see next week’s Boston Standard.