The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Ellern Mede Derby as ‘Good’ in its latest inspection report published 5 April 2023.  As well as the overall ‘Good’ rating, Ellern Mede Derby was recognised as ‘Good’ in each of the CQC’s four key lines of enquiry – safe, caring, responsive and well-led.  Read the report on the CQC website here. 

Kate Majid, Managing Director for the Ellern Mede Group commented: “Ellern Mede Derby Hospital! The award of a good CQC rating is truly well deserved, particularly given the very high standard of care that our patients receive at this fantastic hospital. Although only open for 9 months I see great things on the horizon for you. Well done Derby Ellern Mede, I’m very proud of you all 


Some of the highlights in the report are: 

The ward environments were safe and clean. Staff assessed and managed risk well. They minimised the use of restrictive practices, managed medicines safely and followed good practice with respect to safeguarding. 

Most staff developed holistic, recovery-oriented care plans informed by a comprehensive assessment. They provided a range of treatments suitable to the needs of the young people and in line with national guidance and best practice. 

Staff treated young people with compassion and kindness, respected their privacy and dignity, and understood the individual needs of young people. 

Actions for progress 

We are committed to filling our current vacancies and have an upcoming careers fair and a new Talent Coordinator dedicated to finding the right staff. 

We are continuously building staff morale and provide appropriate spaces for staff to talk about their health. 

We have many skills development and training opportunities for staff and continue to remind everyone of their compliance.