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Published on Oct 23, 2019
Western Sussex Hospitals is the first non-specialist acute trust in the country to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in all the key inspection areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), improving upon the trust’s first ‘Outstanding’ rating from four years ago.
The government’s health watchdog awarded the highest possible rating for services at Worthing Hospital, St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester and Southlands in Shoreham-by- Sea, following a rigorous inspection process which took place from June to August this year.
CQC inspectors determined services at the NHS Foundation Trust are safe, effective, caring, responsive, well-led and resourced properly – with each category receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating.
And the trust’s new CQC report, published on 22 October, also confirms Western Sussex Hospitals as the first-ever acute trust to be rated ‘Outstanding’ for the safety of its services.