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University Hospital Aintree

Grading:  - Good

We inspected the hospital during the afernoon and evening of 1 April 2016. We visited the following areas:

• Accident and emergency (A&E);

• Observation Unit ; • Acute medical unit;

• Wards 30 and 31 (which included the frailty unit);

• The bereavement centre to review records.

We found that urgent and emergency care services required improvement for safety. This was because the systems and processes for recognising and escalating the deteriorating patient were not always adhered to, to keep people safe. We reported our findings to senior staff at the trust at the time of the inspection and actions were put in place to address the concerns.