CQC inspection reports

Royal Surrey County Hospital has officially been recognised as offering ‘outstanding’ healthcare, after a visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

This follows a re-inspection of their maternity services in September 2023 and the publication of the official report (on 21 February 2024), which retains the rating of outstanding for both the maternity service and Royal Surrey County Hospital site.*

The last set of inspections took place in 2020, with the following results, which contributed to the overall Royal Surrey County Hospital rating of outstanding:

  • The rating for medical care (including older people’s care) improved from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.
  • The rating for end of life care improved from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.
  • Use of resources improved from ‘good’ (while in shadow form) to ‘outstanding’.

All core services and all aspects of the Trust are either rated as ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’. For further information:

*The CQC have recognised that the overall rating for Royal Surrey County Hospital should have been outstanding from their June 2020 inspections. They have clarified that this was due to an internal error in their calculation of the rating and it has now been amended on the website and official posters.