Priory Hospital East Midlands is a specialist acute and psychiatric intensive care service for female patients. They offer specialised assessment and treatments to help patients return back into the community, or other appropriate accommodation.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced inspection after receiving concerning information about the safety of patients and quality of the service. This included wrongly administered medication and the restraint of people using their service.
In August 2022 the commission did not re rate the service, instead the ratings from the previous inspections in May and June remained unchanged. It was rated “inadequate overall”. Following the August 2022 inspection, a warning notice was served due to findings issues of concern around medicine management.
The Priory Hospital is managed by Partnerships in Care Limited who had been served a warning notice to ensure rapid improvements are made, following the August 2022 inspection.
The most recent inspection was in January 2023 where the CQC rated the hospital as “requires improvement overall”, which included an “inadequate” rating for safety. The service will remain closely monitored and re-inspected to assess whether improvements have been made to keep people safe.
Ally Taft, Head of Medical Negligence says, “It is deeply worrying to see this hospital falling below the expected standards for patient safety and welfare. I hope the continued monitoring encourages the hospital to make important improvements and focus on patient safety. ”