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Hospital trust in Kent recommended for special measures

An NHS trust that runs three Kent hospitals should be placed in special measures, the chief inspector of hospitals has recommended.

It follows inspections at William Harvey in Ashford; Kent and Canterbury in Canterbury and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (QEQM) in Margate.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated two of the hospitals as inadequate and one, the QEQM, as requiring improvement.

East Kent NHS trust said it was already addressing many of the criticisms.

Simon Jones spoke to the trust's chief nurse Julie Pearce.

  • 13 Aug 2014
  • From the section Kent
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