Parkside Hospital

17th August 2016
Grading Explained: Good

This was the first comprehensive inspection of Parkside Hospital, which was part of the CQC’s ongoing programme of comprehensive, independent healthcare acute hospital inspections.

We carried out an announced inspection of Parkside Hospital on 24-26 May 2016. Following this inspection an unannounced inspection took place on 6 June 2016. The inspection team inspected the core services of medicine, surgery and outpatients and diagnostic imaging services.

We did not inspect end of life care as a separate core service as it accounted for less than 10% of the services provided at the hospital. Complex diagnostic investigations such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerised tomography (CT) scans were provided by the hospital. Overall, we have rated Parkside Hospital as good.

We found medicine good in all five of the key questions we always ask of every service and provider relating to safe, efective, caring, responsive and well led. Outpatients and diagnostic imaging services was rated good in the four key questions relating to safe, caring, responsive and well led.

We inspected but did not rate the key question of efective in outpatient and diagnostic imaging services. We found surgery services were good in four of the key questions of safe, efective, caring and responsive, but requires improvement in well led.