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Blakelands Hospital rated as 'Good' by the CQC
Monday 6 February 2017

Blakelands Hospital in Milton Keynes has been rated as Good overall following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The rating of Good was given to Blakelands Hospital following an inspection last October, for being safe, effective, caring and responsive.

The inspection process consisted of a one day planned inspection by a number of CQC inspectors and specialist advisors, followed by an unannounced visit to Blakelands Hospital.

David Munt, General Manager for Blakelands Hospital said ‘I am extremely delighted that all the hard work, effort and commitment by staff and the level of care we give on a daily basis has been recognised by the CQC.’

‘Blakelands Hospital staff provide a friendly and professional service with special emphasis on individual patient care. All of us at Blakelands Hospital are extremely proud of this rating and we will continue to provide quality healthcare to the local community over the coming years.'

Ted Baker, CQC ‘s Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals said ‘We inspected the service using our comprehensive inspection methodology and found the hospital to be Good overall.’

‘Nurse staffing levels were appropriate for the service and staff were kind, respectful and always introduced themselves.’

‘We found good areas of practice in Surgery where there were robust infection prevention procedures in place and the hospital treated 100% of NHS patients within the 18 weeks target from June ’15 to June ‘16.’

The full report for Blakelands Hospital can be found on the CQC website.

Blakelands Hospital, operated by Ramsay Health Care opened in 2006 and celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. It is a purpose built day case unit that provides convenient, effective and high quality treatment for both NHS and Private patients.

The hospital supports the NHS and currently has over 10 Consultants covering a wide and comprehensive range of clinical specialties from Orthopaedics including hip, knee and foot and ankle surgery, Ophthalmology, General Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery.

For NHS appointments, patients should ask their GP for a referral to Blakelands Hospital. Private patients can call 01908 334200 for appointment enquiries.

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