Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has congratulated the staff and leadership team of the Cambridge University Hospital (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, following the announcement that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it ‘Good‘ following a recent inspection. Mr Zeichner said the news was a ‘a real testament‘ to the staff that have contributed to the significant improvements despite the health sector facing challenging times.
Mr Zeichner says: “I congratulate all the staff at Cambridge University Hospital Trust for their dedication over the last two years, which has contributed to this announcement by CQC. It is a real testament to the staff that this positive progress has been achieved in spite of the difficult circumstances facing them. Let’s remember that hospitals up and down the country have been subject to immense pressures on funding; growing demand; and faced staff shortages across the sector as a result of the choices made by this Conservative Government.“
“I am confident that the Trust will be focused on making further improvements in the years ahead to ensure that the residents of Cambridge continue to receive the first-class medical treatment that Addenbrooke’s is famous for.“
The CQC rated the Trust as ‘Outstanding‘ when considering if services are caring and well-led – two of the five core areas. There were examples identified of outstanding practice in urgent and emergency care, medical care services (including older people’s services), surgery and end of life care.