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Hospitals: Standards

Question for Department of Health

UIN 903032, tabled on 19 December 2017

What recent progress his Department has made on improving the performance of hospitals in special measures.

Answered on

19 December 2017

The Special Measures programme has been in place since 2013 with 37 instances of trusts entering. 21 trusts have exited Special Measures since the programme began, including five which have exited since March this year. I particularly congratulate Colchester, which exited in November.

Eight former Special Measures trusts are now rated either “Good” or “Outstanding”.

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