Barbara has congratulated Salford Royal NHS Hospital Trust following the publication of an inspection which found that the Hospital delivered high quality and responsive care to patients. The report from the Care Quality Commission praised the hospital for strong leadership across all staff groups, which supported a learning culture.
The Hospital Chief Inspector, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said the inspection team found “it is an extremely well-run trust, with a strong and stable leadership which was embedded at all levels within the trust, across all wards, consistently and without fail”
The inspection team of doctors, nurses, hospital managers and members of the public spent two days at the Hospital to examine care provided in A&E, medical care, surgery, intensive care, children’s care, end of life care and outpatient services and also visited the hospital unannounced on one occasion.
“The results of the Care Quality Commission’s inspection show the excellent standards achieved by the staff of Salford Royal. Under the leadership of David Dalton the Trust was found to be extremely well-run, with staff encouraged to be innovative in finding ways to improve the quality of patient care. This is a strength of Salford Royal and I know that staff are proud to work there, which was noted by the report.
“As a Salford MP I am proud to know that the Salford Royal is continuing to deliver excellent care to the people of Salford.
“One innovation has been that Salford Royal publishes staffing levels on its wards every day for patients, visitors and other staff to see. This total transparency about staffing levels was commended in the inspection report and is an example of best practice which I hope other hospitals start to adopt.”