Report by Kate Liptrot at The Press – 8 October 2015
YORK Hospital trust has been told it must improve following an inspection which raised questions about the safety of its services.
Overall, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as requiring improvement by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – with inspectors raising concerns about low staffing levels and the length of time patients wait in A&E before being clinically assessed and the wait for cancer referral waiting time targets.
Inspectors flagged up chronic staffing shortages, noting that when the inspection happened earlier this year there were 98 ward-based nursing vacancies in York and Scarborough Hospitals.
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