Praise for Mexborough hospital staff

Mexborough Montagu Hospital. Picture: Holly Allen.
Mexborough Montagu Hospital. Picture: Holly Allen.

Care standard inspectors have praised services offered at Montagu Hospital.

Officers from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) made an unannounced visit to the hospital in Mexborough and highlighted a number of areas in which staff were performing well.

Mike Pinkerton, chief executive of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This was the most extensive and detailed visit we’d ever had by the CQC, coming just before the formal launch of their new inspection regime, so it was very encouraging that we received such positive reports about the care being provided on all our sites.

“The reports provide a clear picture based on a snapshot in time on the days the visits took place. Our goal is to deliver great care to every patient every day on every site, so we are definitely not complacent about these reports.”

The CQC report concluded that the hospital is providing a good standard of health care and staff demonstrated a good understanding of patients’ needs.

They also highlighted the hourly rounds by nursing staff as a good of making sure that everyone on the ward is comfortable and has everything they need.

Patients also praised the care being provided, saying “everybody is approachable” and praising staff for treating people with “dignity and privacy.”

During their visit, the CQC inspectors looked at patients’ records and observed the care being provided and facilities in the Minor Injuries Unit and on rehabilitation wards.