Valerie Vaz MP raises concerns about the CQC Report on Manor Hospital

I am concerned that the latest CQC inspection report, published on 15 September 2023, continues to rate the Manor Hospital as ‘Requires Improvement’ following a Section 29a Warning Notice issued in October 2022 regarding the safe management of medicines.

The Inspection on 20 June 2023 focused on the medicine core services and the report states that despite improvements in the safe management of medicines, staff at Manor Hospital did not always follow systems, processes, or national practices, when handling and administering medicines.

This is yet another report raising concerns about issues at the Manor despite the CQC recognising that the Hospital has made improvements, it does not mention the accountability of the management board for the issues it raises.

NHS England decided that the merger of Walsall Healthcare and Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trusts in 2021 would benefit patients. The CQC’s report makes no mention of the impact the joint leadership of the two Trusts has had on the staff or service at Manor Hospital.

In my view it is the responsibility of hospital management to ensure the systems and processes for the safe management of medicines are followed to keep patients safe.