Walton Centre in Liverpool given top ranking by health watchdog

We'd like to offer our congratulations to all at the Walton Centre in Liverpool, which has just been awarded a rare 'outstanding' rating by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission.

The Walton Centre specialises in neurology and its patients include people diagnosed with a brain tumour from across a wide area in the north west of England and North Wales.

It joins Liverpool's Heart and Chest Hospital as one of just two specialist hospitals in England to be ranked by the CQC as outstanding.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, the CQC's chief inspector of hospitals, said: “The Walton Centre is a centre of excellence delivering state-of-the-art, world-class care.

“On our inspection, we found its services outstanding for being effective and caring.

“We were particularly impressed with the centre's attention to detail throughout the patients' journey through the hospital."

Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour charity, said: “We know from many of those we support that the Walton Centre offers outstanding care and services for people undergoing brain tumour surgery.“

“Their commitment to patients and families in every aspect of care and treatment is as admirable as their expertise and we are absolutely delighted by their success in achieving this ranking from the CQC."