PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has told Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust to improve its nutrition standards following an inspection.

The regulator’s report says the trust is not meeting the requirement to meet patients’ nutritional needs.

It says: “Some patients’ nutritional needs are not being met because they are not supported to have adequate nutrition and hydration. Food is provided in an environment that does not always respect patient dignity.

“Some patients do not have their food and drink intake monitored when they are at risk of poor nutrition or dehydration.”

The report tells the trust to provide details of how it will make improvements. However, the inspection found the trust is meeting another requirement, for “respecting and involving people who use services”.