A health watchdog has criticised care at Dewsbury District Hospital after a surprise visit in May.
While some good care was observed, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors said elderly patients on wards two and five were not receiving “appropriate” care. They also reported there were not always enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet patients’ needs.
Inspectors also said patients did not always experience care, treatment and support that met their needs and protected their rights.
They criticised the hospital’s systems for monitoring performance and said managers were not taking action about problems highlighted by ward staff.
Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust has apologised and vowed to improve.