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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Grading:  - Inadequate

This trust had been rated good overall in a 2014 CQC comprehensive inspection. This most recent inadequate rating reflects a marked deterioration in the safety and quality of some of the trust services as well as to its overall governance and leadership.

Whilst we have rated the trust as inadequate overall, we noted good care in several areas and some outstanding practice in maternity for which clinical and support teams should be commended.

We issued a letter of intent proposing to take urgent enforcement action under Section 31 of the Health and Social Care Act, 2008 due to the state of disrepair of some buildings at St George’s Hospital. In response, the trust took appropriate action and therefore no enforcement action was pursued in that instance. We did however issue a Section 29A Warning Notice to the trust for breaches in regulations related to safe and fit premises at St George’s Hospital, obtaining consent under the Mental Capacity Act, 2005, good governance and the fit and proper person requirement.