WARRINGTON North MP Helen Jones has met with Warrington Hospital bosses after the trust was ordered to improve for the second time in three years.

The Care Quality Commission rated Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as requiring improvement last month following an inspection earlier this year.

It had previously been told to improve by the healthcare regulator following a visit in 2015.

Now Warrington North MP Helen Jones and Halton MP Derek Twigg have met with senior staff at the trust following the latest CQC inspection to discuss plans to improve the hospital.

Mrs Jones said: “We spent some time listening to their proposals and asking questions about how they plan to move forward.

“While some services at the trust are excellent, everyone recognised that more needs to be done to bring all the rest up to the same standard.

“I know that staff are working under intense pressure and that the trust has a historic deficit – I also recognise that it is significantly underfunded.

“Nevertheless, people in Warrington rely on the services that the hospital provides and we all want to ensure that they are as good as they can be.

“I trust that, as the plans we discussed are implemented, we will see improvements and I am really grateful to the staff of our NHS who are working extremely hard to provide a good service without all the resources they need.”