Care Quality Commission says Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust ‘requires improvement’

Full Story in Kent Online 9 March 2018

The trust in charge of hospitals in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Although Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust’s (MTW) rating has remained the same since its last inspection in 2015, it has been set 17 ‘should do’ actions to improve, a large reduction from 52 three years ago, and was set zero ‘must do’ actions compared to 18 previously.

Significantly, this means the trust has no serious problems that demand action by the regulator.

The CQC report, published on Friday, March 9, stated that inspectors had seen “significant and sustained improvement throughout the trust” and uprated it in the ‘well-led’ category from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’.