CQC Good rating reinstated

February 2020

In November 2019, following an incident on Chatsworth Ward and a major incident on Drapers Ward (which was quickly stood down) the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced focussed inspection at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in Putney.

The CQC made the decision to temporarily suspend our 2017 Good rating pending further investigations. However, this decision has now been reversed and the hospital’s previous Good overall rating has been reinstated.

A further comprehensive inspection also took place in February 2020 where it was recognised that the hospital was working to address CQC concerns. The RHN will now follow an action plan to uphold our good standards of care and address other actions raised following the CQC’s inspection.

We look forward to receiving our full report from the CQC in April.

Paul Allen, CEO at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, said, ‘We are addressing the areas noted by the CQC for improvement. In the meantime the hospital is operating as usual. The welfare of patients at the RHN has always and continues to be our primary concern. I am delighted that our Good rating has been reinstated.”

The CQC’s full report can be read when published on their website.