Victoria Infirmary (Northwich)

Telephone: 01606 564000
Address: Winnington Hill, Winnington Hill, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AW
Website: http://www.mcht.nhs.uk

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 31 ratings for this hospital

News:

  • TRUST RATED POSITIVELY BY CQC

Overview

VIN entrance

Victoria Infirmary was opened in 1887. The Victorian building has been developed over the years and now provides dedicated support services, a Minor Injuries Unit, a Therapy Services department which includes a Hydrotherapy Pool, as well as other outpatient services.

Patients attending for a blood test  openning times are Monday to Thursday 8.30 - 4.30 and Friday 8.30 - 1.30

Contact details, map and directions

Victoria Infirmary (Northwich)

Tel: 01606 564000   Fax: 01606 564020

Address: Winnington Hill, Winnington Hill, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AW

Website: http://www.mcht.nhs.uk

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Latest news

TRUST RATED POSITIVELY BY CQC

The national regulator for all healthcare providers in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has published its report into the care provided by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT).

 

The report, which was compiled following a comprehensive inspection undertaken by the CQC in October 2014, has given MCHFT an overall rating of “Good.”  Only a small number of acute hospital Trusts in England have been provided with this rating, meaning that MCHFT’s hospitals are amongst the highest rated in the country.

 

A team of 38 inspectors visited the Trust’s three sites – Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford – between October 8-10, 2014, with a further unannounced inspection taking place on the evening of October 24, 2014.  The team consisted of CQC inspectors alongside a variety of medical and healthcare specialists at various levels from Consultants to Student Nurses, as well as members of the public.

 

As part of the inspection, the CQC spoke to patients, visitors, carers, staff and the public to hear about their experiences of the Trust, with the vast majority of feedback being positive.  Inspectors also sought the views of other NHS organisations and partners including the local Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England, Health Education England, the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Royal Colleges and the local Healthwatch team.

 

In order to get to the heart of patients’ experiences of care, the inspection focused on five questions of every service and provider:

-       Is it safe?

-       Is it effective?

-       Is it caring?

-       Is it responsive to people’s needs?

-       Is it well-led?

 

Using these five questions, the CQC focused on nine key MCHFT service areas and provided each element with a rating of either “Outstanding”, “Good”, “Requires Improvement” or “Inadequate”:

-       Accident and Emergency

-       Medical Care

-       Surgery

-       Critical Care

-       Maternity and Family Planning

-       Children and Young People

-       End of Life Care

-       Outpatients

-       Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre.

 

Speaking about the report, Tracy Bullock, MCHFT Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have received a positive report from the CQC.  The findings of the detailed inspection are a fantastic endorsement of the care and experience that we aim to provide to all of our patients every day.

 

“I would like to thank everybody who works at each of our sites who made this possible – your continued hard work, dedication and compassion ensures that our patients are consistently treated with care that is safe, personal and of high quality.

 

“Whilst the report contains a great number of positives, we know that there is still room for improvement.  Our own internal review processes had previously highlighted the areas which were rated as “Requires Improvement” in the report and work had already commenced, and will continue, to address these issues.

 

“The inspection by the CQC has been an extremely thorough review of everything that we do here at MCHFT and to have been rated as “Good” is not only great news for us, but also for all of our current and future patients and their families.  They can now be assured that their services and treatments are delivered in environments that are clean and fit for purpose by staff who are highly skilled, caring and committed.”

 

Copies of the CQC report, both full and summary versions, are available online at www.mcht.nhs.uk/cqc and on the CQC website (www.cqc.org.uk).

Last updated on 29 May 2015.

Quality of service at Victoria Infirmary (Northwich)

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

1.95% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

4.09% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

67%staff recommend this hospital for care. 75 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

55%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 75 responses

Latest reviews of this hospital

Fantastic service

Arrived at Northwich Victoria Hospital at 9.15am and I had a blood test and X-ray and I was out all within 40 minutes. The receptionist a...

30 June 2015

Minor injury unit - excellent treatment even on a Sunday eve

Treated really quickly even though it was a Sunday evening. All staff, including reception, were really friendly and informative and I fe...

31 May 2015

VIN - A great asset

Took my husband to the Northwich Infirmary Minor Injuries Unit today. An all round good experience. We were dealt with efficiently, ...

25 May 2015

Brief trip to A&E

It is bizarre to say I have just had an excellent experience in your minor injuries department considering my hand was hurting like hell ...

18 May 2015

Brilliant service

Went to MIU and saw a nurse, they could not help me as the problem I have needed a doctor to assess it as it fell out their remit, they s...

12 May 2015

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Last updated on 29 May 2015.

Information supplied by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust