‘Good’ result for Boston West Hospital


An independent healthcare day hospital has been rated as ‘good’ by a Government watchdog.

Boston West Hospital, on West Business Park, in Sleaford Road, had inspections by the Care Quality Commission in April and May. with the results published recently.

The report looked at the centre’s surgery and outpatients and diagnostic imaging, rating both as ‘good’.

The report written by professor Mike Richards, the chief inspector of hospitals, sates: “We found surgery services were good in all of the five domains we inspected; safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

Outpatients and diagnostic imaging services were rated the same.

The report notes that the hospital, run by Ramsay Health Care UK Operations Limited, had a robust incident reporting system and evidence based assessment, care and treatment was delivered to patients following national guidelines.

It states: “The care we observed in the hospital was very good. Staff were very attentive and compassionate, with patients being involved at every stage of their treatment.

“Staff were very proud of the care they delivered and spoke about patients with utmost respect.”

Boston West Hospital was established in 2005 and in 2010 provided care and treatment for patients over 18 years via NHS referrals and commenced a service to ‘self-funded and insured patients’.

According to the report, in 2014, 3,298 patients underwent surgery at the hospital.

The report included conversations with 15 staff and senior managers as well as a total of 15 patients and two relatives.