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North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust - CQC Inspection

Carina May
12/05/2014
The Care Quality Commission ("CQC") is commencing a further inspection of two hospitals within North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, which was put under special measures following the 2013 Keogh The Care Quality Commission ("CQC") is commencing a further inspection of two hospitals within North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, which was put under special measures following the 2013 Keogh Review into high death rates at hospitals across the country. The West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle were identified as having unusually high death rates. The Trust was one of 11 put into special measures following the review.

The inspection follows visits made to the hospitals in May and September 2013, at which it was found that agreed standards were not being met. The current inspection will look at eight key service areas and is one of the first inspections to be carried out under a new system introduced by the CQC, which aims to provide a more detailed picture of the care being provided in a hospital, including both the strengths and weaknesses identified during an inspection. A full report on the findings of the inspection will be published by the CQC later in the year.

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