June 19 2013 Latest news:
By KIM BRISCOE, Health correspondent
Friday, June 22, 2012
A private hospital has been given a clean bill of health by inspectors.
Colney-based Spire Norwich Hospital received an unannounced visit last month from the independent regulatory health care body, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC checks that healthcare providers across the UK are complying with government standards of quality and safety.
The recent inspection focused on five key areas including patient consent and welfare, risk management and staff satisfaction. The CQC concluded the hospital reached all levels of necessary compliance covered by their inspection.
Dan Cyprus, hospital director said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the inspection. Unannounced visits ensure we’re measured against how we operate on a daily basis.
“Knowing the amazing effort our staff and consultants put into ensuring patient care is at the forefront of our service gave me real confidence during the thorough inspection.
“I feel extremely proud to be part of the team at Spire and will continue to work with the wider team and patients to ensure we are constantly listening, learning and improving.”
“Since the hospital became part of the Spire Healthcare group in 2007, our patient satisfaction, consultant satisfaction and staff satisfaction survey scores have increased each year as we continue to focus in the right areas.
“Patient and staff welfare and safety are of paramount importance to Spire, and to have the CQC confirm that we are doing a good job has put a smile on the face of our 300 staff.”