28 March 2014

The latest reports by the Quality Care Commission on the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) and its hospitals in Cornwall are mixed: some work requires improvement, some is good; the overall rating for the trust is “Requires improvement”. The March 2014 overall report for the January 2014 inspection is here. Read the reports to see exactly what they say. From that website the reports on the constituent hospitals are accessible.

St Michaels hospital at Hayle and West Cornwall hospital at Penzance are both rated overall as good. Treliske hospital at Truro is rated overall as requires improvement.

Much done, much still to do, but far away from the grimmest of the past.

One interesting aspect is that the main report said staff were positive about the progress that the RCHT was making and their role in it. This report in the West Briton of 5 March 2014 is less upbeat.