Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust is rated as inadequate by CQC inpsectors

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been rated as inadequate by government inspectors. Concerns were raised over leadership, patients being treated in corridors and a shortage of consultants.

The trust is already in special measures and must remain so for a further three to six months, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said.

The trust said it accepted the findings and that a new leadership team was “determined to put things right”.

The trust, which was placed in special measures in December 2015, runs Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.

Full story in BBC News, 20 June 2017