CQC Report Ratings - 2020

Key Findings from the CQC Report

The CQC can give one of four ratings to NHS Trusts and services: ‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’, ‘Requires Improvement’, or ‘Inadequate. The Trust was previously inspected in October 2017 and rated ‘Requires Improvement’.

They rated 15 services, 3 as outstanding, 11 as good and one as requires improvement.

Fairfield General Hospital and the Trust’s End of Life Care are rated Outstanding.

As a result of its latest inspection, the CQC found Pennine Acute Trust, has:

  • maintained its Good ratings for being Caring and Well-led
  • improved its rating for Effective services from  Requires Improvement to Good
  • improved the overall rating for Fairfield General Hospital to Outstanding
  • rated the Trust’s End of life Palliative Care services as Outstanding
  • rated community health inpatient services provided across Rochdale as Good
  • improved medical care services (incl. older people care) rating for North Manchester General and The Royal Oldham Hospitals to Good 
  • maintained Good rating for urgent and emergency services at both The Royal Oldham and North Manchester General Hospitals despite increased demand
  • improved rating for critical care and surgery services at Royal Oldham to Good
  • improved surgery services across all CQC domains at North Manchester General
  • maintained overall Good rating for Rochdale Infirmary following last inspection

The full report for the Trust is available on the CQC website at https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RW6

Reports for our individual hospitals can be downloaded below.