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Monday 24th October 2016

Wiltshire and Avon hospitals to be examined

6th June 2014

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) is one of many mental health trusts to be examined and undergo a great deal of change. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have introduced the new scheme whereby they will assess AWP's quality of care.

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A formal inspection will be carried out by a team of 70 experts. During the course of the inspection, the team will be visiting every hospital ward under the trust's jurisdiction (Bristol, Bath, Devizes, Swindon, Salisbury and Weston-Super-Mare) as well as many of the 152 community services.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, England's chief inspector of Hospitals, said: "The new inspections are designed to provide us with a clear picture of the quality of the services, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting those trusts providing good and excellent care.

"[W]e will be talking to doctors and nursed, managers and people who use services in hospitals and in the community. But it is vital we also hear from the views of the people who have had experience of the care provided by the Avon and Wiltshire Partnership".

If you have an opinion, here is the email to contact: enquiries@cqc.org.uk.


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Monday 19th September 2016 @ 18:55

Good news, no doubt. But in view of the almost exhaustive nature of the inspection intended to be carried out, it is to be hoped that it will be finalized as early as possible. Also, as suggested by the Chief Inspector, it is most desirable that the people who have used the facility offer their views.

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