Healthwatch Kent comments on the CQC rating of East Kent Hospitals Children’s services

The Care Quality Commission has announced today that hospital children’s services provided by East Kent Hospitals are rated as inadequate.
Baby laying on a cream sheet
This is clearly going to worry parents all over East Kent but we know the hospital have made a lot of improvements already.
— Steve Inett, Healthwatch Kent

The Care Quality Commission visited the children’s wards, operating theatres and A&E at both William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and QEQM Hospital in Margate in October 2018.

Healthwatch Kent's Steve Inett commented

"The Care Quality Commission has today announced that children’s services provided by East Kent Hospitals has been rated as inadequate.
This is clearly going to worry parents all over East Kent but we know the hospital have made a lot of improvements already. As the independent voice for patients, we would encourage you to continue to share your experience of East Kent Hospitals with us.

We share all the feedback we receive directly with the Care Quality Commission and the Hospital. We will anonymise your experience and use it to help improve services at East Kent Hospitals.”

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