Hot Topic: Weston Hospital - more nurses to raise standards

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 June 2013

Weston Hospital.

Weston Hospital.


WESTON General Hospital bosses have been ordered to recruit more nurses to help raise standards in the wake of a damning report by the Care Quality Commission.

The surprise inspection at the Grange Road site was a follow-up to an earlier visit which had revealed Weston General Hospital had failed to meet standards in a number of key areas.

Mercury readers have this week been sharing their own opinions by writing to the newsdesk, and posting comments on the Mercury’s website and Facebook pages. Here are a selection of the comments (please note, they appear here as they were posted):

*“Was in there on Saturday and they are massively short staffed. The nurses just don’t get a second to themselves - Daniel Sketchley.

*“I think the only way Weston General will improve, is to have a chief exec who actually listens and cares about his staff and patients - and NOT the deadlines and bureaucracy.

“Sorry to friends and family who work there - but this report is too little too late as far as I’m concerned.” - Wendy Beacham.

*“I think we need a bigger hospital. Weston is growing but the hospital can’t cope with the number of people.” - Keeley Wills

*“My mum who is elderly spent two days in Weston Hospital I can not fault how well they looked after her.

“The ward was busy but those doctors and nurses worked their socks off.

“I also attend Weston as an out patient and have no complaints whatsoever.” - Charmain Harte.

*“Never had any problems with treatment, but as the report shows they have failed in some areas, help is needed and I hope it helps get them back up where they should be.” - Amanda Sole.

*“The treatment I received from urology in 2008 for a rare and painful condition was a disgrace, I was more or less told to get out by a certain specialist and not come back.

“I had an operation at Southmead the following year, and am now OK but the painful memories of how I was treated do not go away...” - John Putland

Join the debate by posting at, on the Mercury’s Facebook page or by tweeting @WSMercury.

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