A staff of NHS trust have been admired by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals for their work which has prompted it being accounted as outstanding from entire evaluation. Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust accepted the top grade for being caring, responsive and well-directed and well safeguard and potent. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission travelled East Surrey Hospital, in Redhill, in November. Sash becomes one of just nine trusts in England now evaluated as outstanding. It issues the services of emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, in the north-east West Sussex, and South Croydon. The quality of the five core services – medical care, surgery, maternity services, urgent and emergency care and outdoor patients were checked, along with the leadership and management procedures.
In 2014 May, the CQC rated services as good overall but said some areas, especially outpatient services, were in need of improvement.
Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Prof Edward Baker, said the trust had vividly built on those findings in “a culture of continuous improvement”. He said, “The hard work makes a real difference to the lives of people using the services. Everyone who has played a part in this should be proud of this great achievement. ”
The Chief executive of Sash, Michael Wilson said “all the hard work and commitment ” of everyone at the trust has confirmed patient care was the best it could be.
He added, “ Every day our people care for thousands of patients and I am so proud that their fantastic commitment and hard work has been recognised.”