Chorley and South Ribble Hospital was found to be meeting all the essential standards during a recent unannounced inspection.

The Care Quality Commission said: “The overall feedback from patients was very positive, with the vast majority of people expressing satisfaction with their experience of the service.

“Most people told us that they had received the care they needed and that staff had taken the time to explain their treatment options and offer advice where necessary.

“People also felt that they had been treated with respect and dignity and that staff had provided treatment in a kind and caring manner.

“We found there were safe staffing levels in all the areas we visited and that the trust had implemented a number of positive measures to maintain safe staffing levels. Arrangements for the monitoring of quality and safety were assessed.

“We found that there were good processes in place that enabled managers to monitor standards, identify risk and respond appropriately to adverse incidents.”