Chief Executive’s response to the CQC’s report into Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Trish ArmstrongTrish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, took up the role in September as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) arrived at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to begin their inspection of core services.

She said: “Overall, the CQC rating for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust remains as Requires Improvement (RI). The Trust recognises and acknowledges the areas highlighted for action and will work with the CQC and colleagues and stakeholders across the wider health and social care system to improve.

“The Trust continues to aspire to becoming an outstanding organisation and improving our ratings across every domain, including caring which is rated good across all settings and a positive reflection of the dedication of colleagues.

“It’s clear progress has been made since the last inspection in 2019, but there is also much more to do. Over the coming days, weeks and months we will collectively focus on these issues together, as a team, for the benefit of all our patients and residents across our local communities.”

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