QA meeting key standards

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QUEEN Alexandra Hospital is meeting essential standards for dignity and nutrition for older people but improvements could be made, a new report reveals.

The health watchdog Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a spot check at the Cosham hospital to ensure it was complying with regulations.

A report released today reveals standards are being met but has suggested improvements such as ensuring all patients are involved in decisions about their care, improving support patients get to use the toilet and improving recordings of patients’ food and fluid intake.

Julie Dawes, director of nursing for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, said: ‘We are reassured patients were mainly positive about care and treatment they were receiving.

‘However we are not complacent and recognise there are areas which can be addressed to further improve care.’