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'Great deal' of work needed for Isle of Wight NHS Trust to leave special measures

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust hopes to be rated 'good' by inspectors by 2020.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust hopes to be rated 'good' by inspectors by 2020.

Joanna Hunt

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00

'THERE is still a great deal to be done' to get the Isle of Wight NHS Trust out of special measures, but bosses say some of the hard work is paying off.

The trust was placed in special measures in May following serious issues around patient safety.

The Care Quality Commission, NHS Improvement, and NHS England have closely monitored the trust and arranged regular meetings with bosses on the Island.

Maggie Oldham, interim chief executive of the trust, said it was important to make long term plans, not focus on quick fixes. She hopes the trust will get a 'good' rating from inspectors by 2020.

In a report to the board of directors, Maggie said: "Whilst some of our performance results are clearly demonstrating that some of the good work is paying off, there are other areas where we are not as far forward as we would like to be.

"There is a great deal to be done and it is not my style to implement short term fixes. I like to have structure and long term, sustainable solutions.

"This can be frustrating at times for some, as I know people are keen to fix things quickly. However, I know from bitter experience that fixings things properly is more beneficial in the long term than quick superficial fixes."

 


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