Patients in Dorset are being failed by NHS Trust says regulator
PATIENTS in Dorset are being failed by an NHS Trust according to the health service regulator.
Monitor took action against Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust earlier this year - and claim the Trust has failed to make urgent improvements in the way it is run.
Despite agreeing to a number of legally binding undertakings to improve and ensure quality care, Monitor believes the Trust has taken to too long to implement any changes.
Paul Streat, Regional Director at Monitor said: "We believe that the Trust has failed to act quickly enough in addressing a number of serious problems.
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"Patients deserve the best possible care so we're adding a new condition to the Trust's licence to bring about the urgent improvements that are needed."
The Trust was also criticised for failing to address quality of care issues raised by the Care Quality Commission.
Monitor can take further action if improvements are not made.