CQC inspectors start inspection at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton
A team of inspectors from the Care Quality Commission have begun an inspection at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
The team will look at how care is delivered in the hospital in the southern city. The Care Quality Commission will study eight key service areas namely, A&E, medical care including frail elderly, surgery, intensive or critical care, maternity, paediatrics or children's care, end of life care and outpatients in great details.
Inspectors had found during an inspection in October 2015 that the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department was inadequate and it was put into black alert in February. England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has urged the members of the public to tell the visiting team of inspectors about what they feel about the standard of medical services provided by the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said, "The inspections are designed to provide people with a clear picture of the quality of the services at their regional ambulance trust, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting good and excellent care. We know there is too much variation in quality - these in-depth inspections will allow us to get a much more detailed picture of care in NHS services than ever before."