The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has no concerns about the safety, quality and effectiveness of the care provided by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
The Trust that runs East Surrey Hospital has got the best score possible in the latest risk rating, meaning its patients are in one of the safest hospitals in the country according to the CQC’s ‘intelligent monitoring’.
The CQC take the results of their ‘intelligent monitoring’ and group 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.
Michael Wilson, Trust Chief Executive, said: “Our focus is always patient safety, the quality of our services, clinical effectiveness and our patients’ overall experience, so it’s no surprise that we have maintained our position as one the safest trusts in the country.
“We are not complacent, however, and we know there is always more we can do, but this banding is the result of a lot of hard work and I want to thank all of the staff that have made a difference in our trust.
“When the CQC created their risk rating in October last year, we were deemed one of the safest trusts but there were four areas highlighted that we could improve. In this latest review, all but one very minor point remains unresolved and once we’ve submitted the data to correct this point we will have a complete clean bill of health.”
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.”
You can see the reports for each trust here: www.cqc.org.uk/content/hospital-intelligent-monitoring-0