Harrogate District Hospital was last inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as part of a pilot scheme for a new system of CQC inspections in November 2013.
The inspection report found that Harrogate District Hospital provided care that was safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. The hospital was clean and it had systems in place for infection control.
There were some areas of good practice. These included the way in which the trust valued and used volunteers, and the use of telemedicine in patient care.
The CQC also identified areas where some improvements were suggested, including staffing levels on wards caring for older people, pain control on surgical wards, the full recording of decisions around Do Not Resuscitate notices and the threshold for reporting serious incidents. We have taken measures to improve our performance in all of these areas. The CQC did not find any areas where it felt it necessary to issue a notice instructing the Trust to make improvements.
The Trust was identified as a low risk organisation and no formal overall rating was given following the last inspection.