CQC Report Ratings - 2018

Following a recent inspection by the CQC in October/November 2017, the rating of the Trust has improved, from Inadequate to Requires Improvement. With many of the services being rated as Good.

Below you will find detailed reports and comparisons from our 2016 Inspection.

To download the full report in PDF format click here. (776.63 KB opens in a new tab)

Key Findings

  • All services are now rated as Good for Caring
  • Now no longer any services across the trust’s hospitals that are rated Inadequate.
  • Significant changes to leadership and management structures; staff talked positively about strengthened local leadership at each hospital site
  • Supportive and open culture which is now focused on learning and improvement
  • New governance frameworks are being established, but this is work in progress
  • Effective processes are now in place for the safe management of medicines
  • Staff are reporting more and managing patient safety incidents well; lessons learned are being shared
  • Staff from different teams are working together as a team for benefit of patients
  • Staff involve patients and their carers in decision about their care and treatment
  • Concerns and complaints are taken seriously and are investigated
  • Recognised need for further investment in IT systems and infrastructure
  • Significant improvements in frontline staff recruitment across key services
  • Maternity service improved in several areas - now Good at Oldham and NMGH
  • Urgent and emergency care has showed improving picture in meeting national performance standards, despite ongoing pressures and increased A&E demand

Comparison Chart for Trust 2016/2018


Fairfield General Hospital  -  Rated Good from Requires Improvement

  • Medical care provided at Fairfield including older people’s care rated Outstanding
  • Urgent and Emergency care – overall rating improved to Good
  • Surgical services rated Good for Caring, Responsive and Well led, but remains on Requires Improvement for Safe and Effective
  • Medical and nurse staffing had improved across services


North Manchester General Hospital - Rated Requires Improvement from Inadequate

  • Maternity services at NMGH has improved from Inadequate to Good
  • Urgent and Emergency care – overall rating improved from Inadequate to Good
  • Both adult and paediatric A&E depts. have improved and have strong plans and innovations to improve quality of care and performance further
  • Significant improvement in A&E performance and reduction in 12 hour waits
  • Medical care including older people’s care has improved

 


The Royal Oldham Hospital - Rated Requires Improvement from Inadequate

  • Maternity services has improved significantly with overall rating given as Good
  • Urgent and Emergency care – overall rating improved to Good
  • A&E patient waiting times in A&E has significantly improved despite high demand
  • A&E working with CCG and partners to further develop urgent care services
  • Rating in Safe services for urgent and emergency care has improved to Good
  • Surgical services were rated Good for Caring, Responsive and Well led
  • Critical Care services has improved
  • Services for children and young people has improved


 Rochdale Infirmary

The CQC did not inspect Rochdale Infirmary or Community Services which were rated as Good overall at the last inspection in 2016.

Community Health Services

The CQC did not inspect Community Services which were rated as Good overall at the last inspection in 2016.