Sport and Health Sciences at Brighton

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust rated good with outstanding features in latest CQC visit

Congratulations to our local Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust who were rated as good with outstanding features in some areas following their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) visit by the chief inspector of hospitals.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said:

Inspection teams led by the independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited our inpatient units, specialist dental services and sexual health services in the Autumn and noted improvement since services were last inspected in 2015. 

The improved ratings reflects the hard work and dedication of our teams who have a positive culture where “managers and staff embraced an improvement culture and tried hard to improve the quality and sustainability of services.”

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive, says: “This report confirms that we are continuing on our journey of continuous improvement.

“All our teams have been working really hard to make sure that we are always focused on doing everything we can to improve what we do for the benefit of patients and the public.

“I’m delighted for everyone at SCFT that this work has been recognised. We now want to make sure we take things to the next level.”

SCFT Chair, Peter Horn says: “We’re continuously improving. Ratings across all CQC domains are now Good and we have two areas where we are Outstanding – caring in our community inpatient services and responsive in our community end of life care.”

“On behalf of the trust board I express a resounding THANK YOU to all our teams who have contributed to this achievement.”

This is excellent news, not only for the Trust but also for our health students who gain their practical experience on placement with them.  Its great to know that our local Trust are providing an excellent healthcare service and continually striving to improve it.

Well done to all involved!

Read the full details of the report here.



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Kerry Burnett • 11/01/2018

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