Great Ormond Street Hospital has achieved excellent for its clinical quality, according to the criteria used last year.
However, with changes to the way the annual healthcheck is run, the Care Quality Commission will not be announcing trust ratings in the same way as last time. Hence excellent but not officially so.
Nevertheless, we are pleased to thank staff for their hard work.
Great Ormond Street would have achieved excellent last year, apart from failing 1 (one) waiting times target in 1 (one) clinical speciality, spinal surgery. Waiting times for spinal surgery is a national issue because of shortage of capacity.
We have invested in this service to bring waiting times down. We have appointed a new spinal surgeon. We now meet, and expect to meet in future, all waiting time criteria, for this and for other services.
In February we reported: A recent survey, conducted by Ipsos MORI, showed that 94 per cent of patients and their parents were either very or fairly satisfied with their last visit to GOSH. The vast majority (96 per cent) of those questioned had confidence and trust in the doctors, and the same proportion said they would be likely to recommend the hospital to a friend or relative if their child needed treatment.
Ipsos MORI conducted a telephone survey with 750 inpatients and their parents during 3 -12 November. Quotas were set on age, gender, ethnicity, length of stay and clinical unit and data weighted to ensure that the sample was representative of the inpatient population profile.
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