'Good' news for Moorfields

The London eye hospital has earned a ‘good’ rating from a healthcare watchdog

06 Jan 2017 by Olivia Wannan

The services provided by Moorfields Eye Hospital have been positively reviewed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with the organisation earning the rating of ‘good’ overall.

Hospital chief executive, David Probert, highlighted that the facilities of the City Road site also achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating for the category of caring.

Speaking of the positive critique, Mr Probert emphasised that: “This is testament to the professionalism, dedication and commitment of our staff across the trust.

“The service our patients receive is caring and effective, and the trust’s clinical outcomes and safety record remains excellent, with ophthalmic clinical outcome performance evidenced amongst the best in the world,” he added.

Areas for the hospital to improve were also highlighted in the report, such as the services offered at St George’s and the trust’s overall safety and responsiveness.

Mr Probert explained that: “As a learning organisation, we value the insight external regulation can give and welcome these conclusions to ensure we continue to deliver the highest standards of patient care, education and research.

“We have already started to address a number of the areas identified for improvement since the inspection in May and have developed a robust action plan with short- and long-term solutions, that focuses on the recommendations outlined in the CQC’s reports,” he concluded.

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