22 Sep 2017

Commenting on the CQC’s re-inspection report of Broadmoor Hospital, Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive at West London Mental Health NHS Trust, which includes Broadmoor Hospital said:

“The most recent re-inspection at Broadmoor Hospital recognises the significant improvements we have put in place to improve staffing levels and the positive impact this has had on patient care.

“We have put in place a wide range of improvements to attract more clinical staff to the Trust and support them in post, including the Capital Nursing development programme, access to learning and development opportunities, a buddying system for new starters and incentives for existing staff to enrol on the Trust’s temporary staff bank employment system.

“Retaining staff who are already with us is also a priority and that is why we have enhanced our programme of development opportunities for staff, and now actively celebrate the long service of staff who stay with us for longer than 10 years.

“We know that the improved position on staffing means staff can spend much more time with patients delivering therapeutic activities. In fact our latest figures show that the vast majority of patients are now offered 25 hours or more therapeutic activities per week.

“Clearly we have more work to do to continue to embed improvements but staff at Broadmoor Hospital can be rightly proud of the great progress made so far.”