Hospitals Failing in Care for Children
Byline: By Emma Brady Health Correspondent
Almost 90 per cent of children's services provided at Midland hospitals have been rated as either 'weak' or 'fair' by the Healthcare Commission.
This is worse than the national figure for low-rated paediatric services, which shows a total of 75 per cent being graded at one or two -'weak' or 'fair' - compared to 88 per cent in the region.
A spokeswoman for the Commission said the statistics prompted "serious concern".
The poorest of the six areas rated by health watchdogs were outpatient services and emergency surgery.
All 17 Midlands hospital trusts assessed by the Healthcare Commission failed …
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