I am extremely happy to hear of the incredible efforts made by MKU Hospital in achieving an upgraded rating of "Good" in the recent CQC report.
This news comes amidst the many positive developments the hospital has seen in the last two years. Becoming a University hospital will encourage and retain the very best doctors and nurses to MK, the building of the new cancer unit will provide focussed support for patients and the new 20 bed ward will be opened in the New Year. These are just some of the major achievements enabling the hospital and its 4,000 staff to work towards reaching the highest standards possible.
Each of my regular meetings with CEO Joe Harrison, have become a positive news story and it's very encouraging to witness the changes and in turn for our hospital to be recognised by the Care Quality Commission. The hospital will continue to have my full support and I congratulate all the team on their tremendous efforts.