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Chief Inspector of Hospitals finds significant improvement at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

It was announced today that The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) in Northfield has achieved an improved rating of ‘good’

from hospital regulators the CQC.

The news comes after regulators inspected our hospital this year and found improvements had been made in a number of key areas including safety, care and leadership.

Previously rated as ‘requires improvement’, we have made progress by reducing waiting times, improving efficiency and introducing a range of improvements to patient care. Our work in engaging with neighbouring hospitals and the support offered by these partners was also noted as positive development for our Trust.

Patients have echoed the comments made by regulators, scoring our Trust as one of the best in the country for patient experience. According to a national survey, patients expressed high levels of confidence in ROH staff, the quality of care provided and the food during their stay.

CEO, Paul Athey said:

“We are really proud of this new rating. We have spent a lot of time and energy making improvements and it’s great that our patients and community can see evidence of this. It’s also fantastic for our staff who can see that their hard work is paying off.”

Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Ted Baker, said:

“On our return to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we found a number of significant improvements had been made since our previous inspection and the trust is now rated as Good overall.

“Staff should be proud of the considerable progress made at the trust since the 2015 inspection. There was evidence of positive changes to organisational culture, quality improvement initiatives and innovative research projects.”

The improved rating follows a number of innovations at the Trust in 2018 including the first use of MAKO robotic-arm assisted surgery in the U.K.