Mark Lancaster MP

06 MAR 2015

MK Hospital -"Significant Improvements"

A report showing significant improvements at Milton Keynes Hospital has come as very welcome news.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) reviewed eight large clinical specialty areas: urgent care; medical care; surgery; critical care; maternity and gynaecology; end of life care; children and young people's services; and outpatients and diagnostics. The hospital is one of the few in the UK to be rated "Outstanding" for surgical leadership and in addition to this positive announcement the hospital scored 'Good' on 6 out of the 8 areas.

The report also stated medical staff were engaged with the leaders in the Trust and were positive about the future of our hospital and the recent recruitment drive has started to tackle the issues with A&E and urgent care.

Both Iain Stewart and I are encouraged with the findings of the CQC report. It highlights the significant improvements being made at the hospital and we both congratulate all the staff for the great work they are doing.

We note the recommendations for further improvements to the A&E, which is why we are continuing to back the hospital in its bid for a £178million expansion to provide sufficient healthcare services for the people of Milton Keynes. The hospital is consistently moving in the right direction and if we continue with the current strategy, we are confident the future will be bright.

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