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Jeremy Hunt Visit

January 19

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visits Broomfield Hospital

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visited the trust today (Friday, January 19).

He heard from our teams about our work around continuous improvement to the quality and safety of care for our patients. 

This included risk management, clinical leadership and accountability; incident reporting and learning; and a culture of engaging with staff and patients and encouraging our teams to ‘speak up’ if they have any concerns.

Mr Hunt discussed patient safety across the country, the role of the Care Quality Commission, performance and patient satisfaction. He then welcomed James Titcombe to the platform, who shared the tragic story of the death of his baby son, Joshua, at just nine days old, and his campaign to find out what happened and improve patient safety at the trust where his son was born. The visit concluded with questions from the audience.

Nick Alston, chairman of the trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Hunt to our trust today in order to hear about patient safety from a national perspective.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for us to share the results of our dedicated teams’ work to ensure the safety of our patients.”

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt said: “There is some fantastic work going on at Broomfield to improve patient safety and it was a great opportunity to meet staff ‎and hear about their initiatives.

"It's been a challenging winter but the trust's hard work to create the Emergency Village and Frailty Ward to support A&E shows how the whole hospital is taking responsibility to improve patient safety and flow.”