Standards improving at Pilgrim Hospital

A HEALTH watchdog has said that Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has made “significant improvements” in the past 12 months.

The Care Quality Commission had raised serious concerns over the levels of care at the hospital last June but says the situation has got better after an inspection carried out in December.

The CQC still highlights a number of further improvements that must be made and will return to keep checking on the progress at the Pilgrim.

Andrea Gordon, CQC’s Deputy Director Operations (regions), said: “We were pleased to see signs of improvement at Pilgrim Hospital when we visited.

“Our unannounced inspection found that the trust is meeting a number of the essential standards but we have highlighted areas where further work is needed.

“It is encouraging that the trust has made improvements and it is important that this is sustained and maintained.

“Our inspectors will return in the near future to check on progress at the hospital.”

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