Moorfields Eye Hospital receives a rating of 'Good' from the CQC

In May 2016 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected the services of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust against its five categories of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Today it published its report, giving the trust an overall rating of ‘Good’.

The rating is fantastic news for the trust and a credit to the many wonderful staff whose hard work and commitment make such a difference to the experience of patients.

Mervyn Walker, chair of Moorfields Eye Charity, said: “Moorfields Eye Hospital carries out crucial research, education and patient care and we are delighted to see that the CQC has rated the trust as ‘Good’ in their recent inspection. We were particularly pleased to see the Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre receive a rating of ‘Outstanding’ in the category of caring – testament to the incredible efforts of the staff that work there.”

David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields, said: “I am pleased that the CQC has highlighted many areas of both outstanding and good practice. The service our patients receive is caring and effective and the trust’s clinical outcomes and safety record remains excellent, with ophthalmic clinical outcome performance evidenced amongst the best in the world.”

David reflects further on the report in this short video:

Professor Sir Mike Richards, chief inspector of hospitals, said of the trust: “Feedback from people who use the service, and those who are close to them, was continually positive about the way staff treated them. Patients thought the care they receive exceeds their expectations.”

For further information on the report, please visit the Moorfields Eye Hospital website.