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CQC rated dissolved South London Healthcare Trust most at risk nationwide

PUBLISHED: 16:21 25 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:21 25 October 2013

Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup

Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup

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The defunct South London Healthcare Trust was the most high-risk hospital trust in the whole country before closure, according to the national health watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) named the trust as one of 24 trusts “at raised risk of poor care” as it continues with inspections aimed at improving treatment at hospitals.

According to the watchdog, the trust, which has comprised of Queen Mary’s in Sidcup, the Princess Royal in Farnborough and Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich, had 17 risks or elevated risks.

The elevated risks included whistleblowing alerts and serious education concerns, while risks included a lack of confidence and trusts in nursing and A&E waiting times being more than four hours.

The trust was broken up at the start of October after years of spiralling debts.

The CQC published its intelligent monitoring report on Monday.


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