The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has prevented a South East London private hospital performing surgery due to safety concerns.
The CQC rated the Belvedere Private Hospital in Knee Hill, South East London as inadequate after an inspection in March, following-up an inspection in October 2020 and to examine concerns raised about the service since.
Belvedere hospital provides cosmetic and plastic surgery.
CQC deputy chief inspector of hospitals, Nigel Acheson, said the regulator found little improvement at this inspection.
“The service was still not managing patient safety incidents well. There was a lack of evidence that the service protected patients from the risk of Covid-19 infections from staff who travelled internationally between places of work,” he said.
“Due to the current enforcement action in place, surgery cannot take place at The Belvedere Private Hospital until we are completely satisfied that it will be providing consistent safe, effective care for all of its patients.
“We will continue to monitor the hospital closely and if we do not see evidence of improvement, we will not hesitate to take to take further action on behalf of the people who use the services.”
Health & Protection contacted Belvedere Private Hospital for comment but had not received a response by deadline.