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Spire Leeds Hospital has been upgraded to a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission

Inspectors carried out a comprehensive examination into services offered at the Roundhay Hospital, earlier in the year, including an unannounced inspection in March.

They concluded that the facility should be upgraded to a ‘Good’ rating, having been classified as ‘Requires Improvement’ at the time of the last inspection in 2018. This means that 90% of all Spire Healthcare hospitals and clinics are now rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding,’ or the national equivalent in Scotland and Wales. The regulatory body examined whether services were safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs, and well-led. The hospital received ‘Good’ ratings across the board. 

The CQC praised the hard work put in by staff to ensure that patients had a good experience while receiving care and treatment. Inspectors noted that staff recognised and responded to patients’ individual needs all the way through from admission to discharge. The CQC praised the way the hospital sought to ensure that care was joined-up, with patient appointments arranged over one day to prevent the need for patients to pay multiple visits. The way the hospital plans services tailored to the needs of the local community was also commended.

Inspectors also praised the new leadership team at the hospital for prioritising actions to drive improvements. The way the hospital engages positively with equality groups was also noted. Spire Leeds Hospital has two wards with 88 registered beds including a children’s ward and an ambulatory care suite. It has six operating theatres, an enhanced recovery unit and a specialist chemotherapy unit. Extensive out-patient facilities including X-ray, MRI and CT scanning. The hospital has provided medical and surgical services for over 30 years to the populations of Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and surrounding areas across Yorkshire.

Spire HealthcareHelen Atkinson, Hospital Director at Spire Leeds Hospital said:

“I am delighted that everything we have done to turn around Spire Leeds in the 18 months since the last inspection, has been recognised with today’s ‘Good’ rating from the CQC. It’s a tribute to the hard work and commitment of all our colleagues to providing the highest quality care to our patients. We’re now striving to get an ‘Outstanding’ rating when we’re next inspected.”

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom, with 39 private hospitals and eight clinics across England, Wales and Scotland. Working in partnership with around 7,300 experienced consultants, Spire Healthcare delivered tailored, personalised care to approximately 810,000 in-patients and day-case patients in 2019, and is the leading private provider, by volume, of the knee and hip operations in the United Kingdom. 

The Group’s well located and scalable hospitals have delivered successful and award-winning clinical outcomes, positioning the Group well with patients, consultants, the NHS, GPs and Private Medical Insurance (“PMI”) providers. 90% of Spire Healthcare’s hospitals are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC (or the equivalent in Scotland and Wales).

On 21 March 2020, Spire Healthcare signed Heads of Terms with NHS England to make its facilities and services available to the NHS and its patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To learn more, visit www.spirehealthcare.com

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