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Springfield Hospital is Rated GOOD by the CQC

In January 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their report on Springfield Hospital, following their unannounced inspection of surgical services and paediatrics in December 2018, and has rated Springfield Hospital ‘good’ overall.

They are now focused on their goal of ‘giving an outstanding experience of care’, to the local community.

This, together with the recent closures of two local competitor hospitals in the area, means that Springfield Hospital will now aim to become the local independent healthcare provider of choice in the Chelmsford area, and further afield.

Lis Neil, Hospital Director at Springfield Hospital is delighted with the result and said: “I am both delighted and immensely proud of all who work in Springfield and that this has been recognised with the result of our recent unannounced CQC inspection. To move from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ demonstrates the team’s commitment to continuous improvement. We are now aiming for at least ‘good’ in the areas which were not re-inspected and an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’. I wish to thank everyone, both staff and consultants, for their contribution to achieving this.”

Head of Clinical Services, Nigel Haigh, added: The result for Springfield was a fantastic Christmas present as we got the result on the 21st December 2018. The whole hospital was lifted and with two competitor hospitals announcing their closure in Chelmsford we have a real platform to demonstrate our commitment to healthcare in our community. The CQC recognised the huge amount of progress made in the time since their last inspection in 2016. We were especially delighted for our paediatric services as this had been a real challenge for us. A huge thank you to our dedicated staff and consultants who made it all possible and our stated intent is to now be the provider of choice in Essex “Giving an outstanding experience of care.”

You can read the full report here.


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