Hospital staff have been celebrating after receiving praise following a visit by inspectors.

The private Kings Oak Hospital, which is based at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, was visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) earlier this year.

The healthcare watchdog rated the hospital 'good' - the second highest rating - and as having safe and effective services which were “outstandingly” well-led - the highest rating.

The 47-bedroom hospital was further noted for how well staff worked together and had great pride in the delivery of care to patients. The CQC also praised the way staff involved patients and families throughout their treatment.

Enfield Independent: Staff acknowledge an 'outstanding' rating in being well-led. Image: Circle Health GroupStaff acknowledge an 'outstanding' rating in being well-led. Image: Circle Health Group

Lisa Douglas, executive director of The Kings Oak Hospital, which is part of the Circle Health Group, said: “We are delighted to have been rated ‘good’ following our inspection by the CQC. This is a great reflection on the hard work and dedication of our staff across the hospital and corporate teams. Providing patients in Enfield and further afield, with high quality, safe and compassionate care is the upmost priority.  

“Having achieved ‘outstanding’ for how well our services are led fills us with confidence that the work we are doing to support staff in their development, in addition to building a solid operations and governance framework, will set us on course to achieve ‘outstanding’ across all domains.”