PERFORMANCE: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre has been told it is meeting all five essential standards in a recent CQC inspection.

Inspectors found the hospital met standards on respect; providing treatment that meets people’s needs; caring for people safely; staffing and quality and sustainability of management.

Last year the CQC inspected Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and found it was not compliant with standards relating to people’s personal records, including medical records on one ward.

The CQC has confirmed the hospital is now meeting the standard.

Penny Venables, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre is meeting all five essential standards.  I would like to thank all the staff in Kidderminster for their hard work and determination to ensure the highest levels of care for all our patients.”