A SOUTHAMPTON hospital has maintained its 'Good' rating after a visit from inspectors earlier this year.

In July, Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors carried out an unannounced examination into services offered at the 67-bed Spire Southampton Hospital.

Now the results have been released, confirming that the hospital has maintained its 'Good' rating, joining the other 90% of Spire hospitals that also carry the same rating.

The report states that the hospital is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led with the CQC praising colleagues for their kindness and compassion in caring for patients.

It also noted that people were able to access services when they needed it and did not have to wait too long for diagnostic procedures.

Fiona Taylor, Hospital Director at Spire Southampton, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to retain our ‘Good’ overall rating and to have been assessed as being ‘Good’ across the board. It is a tribute to the hard work of all our colleagues and the fantastic way they have risen to all the challenges of the past year and a half.

“We now want to build on the CQC’s findings and aim for an ‘Outstanding’ rating, next time we are inspected.”

The hospital has four in-patient wards, six operating theatres, an out-patient department and a critical care unit and during the pandemic, made its services available to University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.