The birth centre at Edgware Community Hospital has been rated good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection in October last year. Edware birth centre CQC (1).png

Inspectors found that people using the services were receiving “safe care from well-trained staff who worked well and were supported by capable leaders”. The report also noted that learning was shared with staff to ensure patient safety.

The service, which is run by the Royal Free London (RFL), is for women and birthing people who book to use the service. It was inspected as part of the CQC’s national maternity services inspection programme.

RFL chief nurse Julie Hamilton said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the service has been rated good by the CQC. It’s thanks to the hard work of the staff at Edgware who are so dedicated to providing quality maternity care for women in our communities.”

The national maternity services inspection programme aims to provide an up-to-date view of the quality of hospital maternity care across the country, and a better understanding of what is working well to support learning and improvement locally and nationally.

As well as being rated good overall, the maternity service was also rated good for being safe and well-led.  This inspection did not look at how effective, caring, or responsive the service was.