A BRADFORD mental health hospital has been told to improve by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The health watchdog visited the Cygnet Hospital in Bierley on two dates in August “following receipt of specific and significant concerns about the safety and culture within the service”.
It was an unannounced inspection and the CQC said: “We did not plan to rate the hospital at this inspection as it was a focused inspection of key lines of enquiry related to the safe, caring and well led key questions only.
“However due to the inspection findings we have rated the core service as Requires Improvement.”
It marks a downgrade for the hospital, which was rated as Good following an inspection back in February of this year.
It is now Requires Improvement overall and in the questions: Are services safe? Are services well led? It is rated as being Good in the Are services effective? Are services caring? Are services responsive? categories.
The inspection report said:…