Council leader welcomes hospitals trust’s “good” rating

Published Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 15:46

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Leader has praised East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust after it was rated good with areas of outstanding in its latest inspection.

The trust, which manages Royal Blackburn Hospital, retained its ‘Good’ overall rating and now has two services rated ‘Outstanding’ in the latest Care Quality Commission inspection report published today.

Councillor Mohammed Khan welcomed the news. He said:

This is great news and I want to congratulate Kevin McGee, his management team, the doctors, nurses, other staff and volunteers who keep delivering high standards of care to their patients. It is pleasing to hear Blackburn with Darwen residents have excellent facilities when they fall ill and need treatment. We know the NHS and hospitals especially have huge challenges at the moment but it’s good to know our hospital is in good hands.

We are committed to continue to work very closely with our local trust to improve the health and wellbeing of all our residents.

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