Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust remains good overall and outstanding for caring

Tuesday 11th June, 2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has again rated the quality services provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as Good overall following an inspection in January and February 2019.

Inspectors noted clear progress in several areas since CQC’s previous inspection. The trust remains Outstanding for being caring, Good for being safe, effective, responsive and well-led.

CQC visited the trust to check the quality of three core services: mental health crisis services and health-based places of safety, forensic inpatient/ secure wards, and wards for older people with mental health problems. CQC also looked specifically at management and leadership to answer the key question: Is the trust well-led?

CQC Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (and lead for mental health), Dr Paul Lelliott, said:

“Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has taken the findings of our previous inspection and worked to drive improvement. We found that the trust board and senior leadership team has established clear vision and values at the heart of the organisation and continues to work hard to make sure staff understand how this relates to their daily roles.

“During this inspection we have found examples of good practice in all core services we inspected. In particular we have seen a significant improvement in the quality of care. Services are more flexible and highly personalised to meet patients’ individual needs. I congratulate all concerned on the positive changes made.”

Full reports including ratings for all of the provider’s core services are available.

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