Statement on Care Quality Commission report into Hampshire Hospitals maternity services

Julie Dawes, chief nurse at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Safe and high quality maternity care is a priority for us and as such this is a disappointing report to receive.

“Our maternity teams continue to work tirelessly to support the women in their care and we are working hard to implement the CQC’s recommendations.

“We appreciate the insights of the CQC in helping us improve the care we provide for women and babies. Our ongoing investment means that since the inspection, our staffing levels have improved following a sustained recruitment and training programme, and extra training has been put in place.

”This is a really useful report in supporting our vision of providing outstanding care to our patients and we are totally committed to resolving all of the issues raised.”



In line with many other hospitals, we have had to change the way we work over the last 18 months to ensure we are able to deliver critical services. This has included redeploying staff away from their normal workplaces and, as noted by CQC, suspending non-critical training and education to focus on patient care.