Spire Leeds Hospital's rating upgraded to 'Good' after inspection

Health watchdogs have upgraded Spire Leeds Hospital's rating to 'Good ' after ordering it to make  urgent improvements following  a previous inspection.

Health watchdogs have upgraded Spire Leeds Hospital's rating to 'Good ' after ordering it to make urgent improvements following a previous inspection.

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) examined services offered at the hospital in Roundhay this year - including an unannounced inspection in March.

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They concluded that the hospital should be upgraded to a ‘Good’ rating.

Spire Leeds Hospital

The hospital was classified as ‘Requires Improvement’ at the time of the last inspection in 2018.

A report following that inspection found that “key senior leaders in the service did not have the right skills, abilities, or integrity to run a service providing high-quality sustainable care” at the privately-run hospital.

In its latest report, the CQC praised the hard work put in by staff to ensure that patients had a good experience while receiving care and treatment.

Inspectors noted that staff recognised and responded to patients’ individual needs all the way through from admission to discharge.

The CQC praised the way the hospital sought to ensure that care was joined-up, with patient appointments arranged over one day to prevent the need for patients to pay multiple visits.

The way the hospital plans services tailored to the needs of the local community was also commended.

Inspectors also praised the new leadership team at the hospital for prioritising actions to drive improvements.

The way the hospital engages positively with equality groups was also noted.

Helen Atkinson, Hospital Director at Spire Leeds Hospital, said: “I am delighted that everything we have done to turn around Spire Leeds in the 18 months since the last inspection, has been recognised with today’s ‘Good’ rating from the CQC.

"It’s a tribute to the hard work and commitment of all our colleagues to providing the highest quality care to our patients.

"We’re now striving to get an ‘Outstanding’ rating, when we’re next inspected.”

Spire Leeds Hospital has two wards with 88 registered beds including a children’s ward and an ambulatory care suite.

It has six operating theatres, an enhanced recovery unit and a specialist chemotherapy unit .

Extensive out-patient facilities including X-ray, MRI and CT scanning.