Liverpool Women's Hospital Woes(July 02, 2014)
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust to be Investigated
Today, the health regulator MONITOR has announced their intention to investigate the Liverpool Women’s Foundation Trust following a report by the Care Quality Commission in which it was found that the staffing levels in the hospital were below the safe national standard.
The announcement comes on the same day that the Prime Minister dismissed Labour’s claims that the NHS is in crisis.
Steve explained, “The Prime Minister’s rhetoric doesn’t match the reality for women in Liverpool and the staff in this foundation trust.
“Quite literally, at the same time that David Cameron is standing up in the House of Commons to boast about his record on the NHS the health watchdog Monitor announced its intention to investigate the Liverpool Women’s Foundation Trust over fears that there are not enough staff to keep the patients safe.
“Something doesn’t quite add up and this sorry episode demonstrates how out of touch this Prime Minister really is.
“The staff do an incredibly good job in difficult circumstances and in the face of a top-down reorganisation that no one voted for. Whilst the Tories and Liberal Democrats continue to deny any problems exist in our Health Service, I want women in Walton to know that they can come to me discuss their experiences of the Trust and know that I will work with the hospital to help them come out of this investigation positively.
“For women across Liverpool, it will be vital that Monitor work with hospital staff to find solutions to the problems the CQC has identified so that confidence in the trust can be quickly restored”.