Stephen Metcalfe MP thanks staff for bringing Basildon Hospital out of special measures

STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has said he is delighted that Basildon Hospital has been brought out of special measures and has thanked all staff who have worked so hard to bring the improvements.

It was announced today that the Hospital received a ‘Good’ rating after its latest inspection, bypassing the ‘Satisfactory’ rating in doing so.

Basildon Hospital was one of 14 Trusts places into special measures following a public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal. The latest inspection shows just how far the hospital has come thanks to the hard work of staff, a new management team, and the oversight of the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt who has visited the hospital.

Mr Metcalfe commented: “This really is fantastic news for the staff and patients at Basildon Hospital. I have been working closely with the new management team and it is brilliant to see that the hard work and dedication of all staff has paid off.”

“Together with the Government we have tackled the problems head on and as a result there are now more nurses on the wards, death rates are down, and there are more beds thanks to the opening of a new ward. I would like to congratulate all who have worked so hard to turn things around and I have no doubt that the Hospital will continue to head in the right direction.”

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