Responding to the damning report by the Care Quality Commission on Wexham Park hospital Fiona Mactaggart MP for Slough said:
“This report echoes concerns I have expressed since 2007 that the hospital is failing to learn from complaints, has a chaotic outpatients system and has failed to recruit and retain stable, experienced staff. Its management has too often failed to listen to patients. As financial pressures have grown since 2010 these problems have intensified, with patients routinely waiting in Accident and Emergency for over 4 hours and other shocking failures in care.
I welcome the tough action proposed by Monitor and hope that Frimley is able to merge with our hospital soon and bring better leadership and greater financial stability: both are needed for our hospital to improve.