Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has got the best score possible in the CQC’s risk rating, announced yesterday.
The CQC have taken the results of their ‘intelligent monitoring’ and grouped the 161 acute NHS trusts into six bands based on the risk that people might not be receiving safe, effective, high quality care – with band 1 being the highest risk and band 6 the lowest.
The Trust that runs East Surrey Hospital, is ranked band 6, meaning that its patients can expect the safest care at their hospital in Redhill, and placing the Trust in the top 25% of Trusts.
Michael Wilson, Trust Chief Executive, said: “I am very pleased we are rated among the best, with the CQC having no concerns about the safety, quality and effectiveness of our care.
“We are not complacent, however, and we know there is always more we can do. But what this latest inspection tells us, is that we are on the right path, and together with the findings of the CQC’s inspection in February where we were compliant in every domain, you start to build a picture of a trust that is performing well and causing no concern.
This is exactly where we want to be as we begin our journey towards becoming a Foundation Trust.”
The Trust was one of only six non-foundation trust organisations to achieve the highest score (band 6) today.
CQC’s judgments take the results of their ‘intelligent monitoring’ and reports from other organisations into account. ‘Intelligent monitoring’ is based on 150 indicators that look at a range of information including patient experience, staff experience and statistical measures of performance.
CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards said: “Our ‘intelligent monitoring’ helps to give us a good picture of risk within trusts, showing us where we need to focus our inspections. We aim to publish the results at regular intervals.”
You can see the reports for each trust here: www.cqc.org.uk/media/hospital-imonitoring