In 2023, the CQC carried out a Well-Led review of the Trust and reviewed one service, End of Life Care. MTW was once again rated as ‘Good’ for leadership and has been rated as Requires Improvement for End of Life Care.
As this was a focussed rather than a full inspection the overall rating of Requires Improvement for the Trust remains unchanged and is based on the findings of the CQC’s last comprehensive inspection in 2017. Click on the links below to read the reports.
- The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury (cqc.org.uk)
- Maidstone Hospital (cqc.org.uk)
- Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (cqc.org.uk)
What’s happened since our last inspection?
We are continually monitored by the Care Quality Commission who liaise and engage with the MTW CQC team to review our services, and we have made significant and sustained improvement throughout the Trust.
There is a Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) which meets monthly to discuss ongoing areas of focus, the most recent service reports from each division and any issues and escalations. The committee consists of senior members of staff representing each area along with the CQC team led by our Deputy Chief Nurse.
What does the CQC do?
The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Its purpose is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.
It monitors, inspects and regulates services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish their findings, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
For more information, go to https://www.cqc.org.uk/