Trust Improvement Programme

Royal Cornwall Hospitals has established a Trust Improvement Programme to improve the safety and quality of the care we provide.

Over the past ten years, Royal Cornwall Hospitals has made many important service and environmental improvements but it has also struggled with financial and leadership instability. In October 2017, the Care Quality Commission rated the Trust overall as ‘Inadequate’ after a period of unsatisfactory progress.

In December 2017, the Trust Board made a commitment to take a fundamentally different approach to quality improvement.

We have a clear vision ‘Working together to provide outstanding care’ and we want to develop a Trust Improvement Programme that will create a high performing, outstanding organisation of which our staff and community can be proud.

The first step in the Trust Improvement Programme is the publication of an outline plan which summarises our priorities, progress and approach to quality improvement.

We will publish regular progress updates on this website.