Medway NHS Foundation Trust

25th August 2021
Grading Explained: Requires Improvement

Inspection visits took place on various dates between April 28 and June 1, 2021.

This was an unannounced inspection of the Trust’s medical care service, and an unannounced focused inspection of its children and young people’s service. Findings at the previous core service inspection of urgent and emergency care services in December 2020, together with other intelligence, including from Trust and stakeholder engagement, gave cause for concern over the quality of services and led to this inspection. 

The well-led key question for the Trust overall was also inspected, following concerns about the capability and capacity of the Trust’s leadership team. Generally, the ratings for both the core service inspections and the well-led assessment improved.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is a single-site hospital - Medway Maritime Hospital, in Gillingham.