Medway NHS Foundation Trust

30th March 2017
Grading Explained: Requires Improvement

The trust has a total of 655 beds spread across various core services of which 19 are surgical day case beds. The complement of in-patient beds comprises 300medical beds 164 surgical beds66 children’s beds), 69 maternity beds and 25 critical care bed.

We inspected Medway NHS Foundation Trust on 29, 30 November 5,8,10 and 17 December 2016.

We have now rated Medway NHS Foundation Trust as ‘Requires Improvement’ overall. Caring and efective and well led were rated as good whilst safe and responsive were rated as requires improvement. This is based on an aggregation of the ratings for the eight core services we inspected. We were able to see evidence of positive changes taking place across the hospital. However, there were still areas that required improvements to ensure patients received consistently safe care.