Whipps Cross put into special measures

Whipps Cross hospital suffers from bullying, and doesn’t have enough staff to provide the right level of care for patients, a review has found. It has been put into special measures following a report by the watchdog the Care Quality Commission.

The BBC is reporting the concerns include:

â–    Insufficient staffing levels to provide safe care, high use of agency staff and low staff morale

â–    A persisting culture of bullying and harassment

â–    Bed occupancy that is too high

â–    A failure to meet national waiting time targets

The hospital trust says it will introduce the necessary steps to improve the service.