CQC maintains Spire Southampton Hospital rating as 'Good'


  • Staff praised for providing good care and treatment and controlling infection risk well
  • Inspectors note areas of outstanding practice in services for children and young people

Spire Southampton has retained its ‘Good’ rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Inspectors carried out a comprehensive examination into services offered at the 67-bed Spire Southampton Hospital in July of this year and concluded that the facility should be classified as an overall rating of ‘Good’.

The report praised staff for providing good care and treatment and controlling infection risk well. The service also managed safety incidents well and learned lessons from them. Inspectors also noted that staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, respecting their privacy and dignity and taking account of individual’s needs, while helping them understand their conditions.

The CQC found areas of outstanding practice within the hospital, notably within the Children and Young People’s Service. Among other innovations, this service has developed an ‘app’ to help children and young people prepare for their hospital stay. The hospital’s bariatric weight management service was also praised for winning a UK Association for the Study of Obesity best practice award in 2018.

The report highlighted how hospital staff worked well together for the benefit of patients, advising them on how to lead healthier lives, supporting them to make decisions about their care, and providing access to good information. Key services were also noted for being available seven days a week.

The CQC also highlighted a small number of areas for improvement, such as issues with the flooring in limited parts of the building, which the hospital has taken action to address.

Fiona Taylor, Hospital Director at Spire Southampton Hospital, commented: “We are delighted that inspectors recognised the enormous amount of hard work and dedicated patient care at our site by maintaining our overall ‘good’ rating. This included noting areas of outstanding practice in our services for children and young people.

“Our hospital provides world-class care, attracting patients from across the South of England and internationally and we have been recognised for delivering the best cardiac surgery results in the country. We are never complacent about the care we provide and are always looking at ways to improve but Spire Southampton is a facility to be proud of delivering first-class treatment to patients.”

The hospital has 67 beds which includes seven critical care beds. Facilities include six operating theatres, a seven-bed critical care unit, a six ‘podded’ oncology unit, outpatient and diagnostic facilities.


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About Spire Healthcare

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom and the largest in terms of revenue. From 39 hospitals and eight clinics across England, Wales and Scotland, Spire Healthcare provides diagnostics, in-patient, day case and out-patient care.

We deliver high standards of care, with integrity and compassion and from high-quality facilities to our insured, Self-pay and NHS patients.

We also own and operate sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation brand, Perform. Working in partnership with over 7,500 experienced consultants, our hospitals delivered tailored, personalised care to more than 777,000 in-patients and daycase patients in 2018.

The group was founded with the acquisition and rebranding of 25 Bupa hospitals in 2007. Since then, Spire Healthcare has made significant capital investments in its estate and continues to deliver successful and award winning clinical outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction. Spire is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE250 index.

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