Maria Caulfield MP welcomes recommendation to take Local NHS Trust out of special measures

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed news that the latest CQC inspection at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has led to a recommendation that it be taken out of special measures.

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust should be taken out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Professor Ted Baker and his inspectors found that sufficient progress had been made to justify the recommendation to NHS Improvement.

Overall the trust is now rated Good for the quality of its services. The trust is rated Outstanding for being caring and Good for being safe, effective, and well led. The trust is also rated Requires Improvement for being responsive to people’s needs.

Maria Caulfield MP said “It is welcome news that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been recommended to be taken out of special measures. This is a testament to the hard work of all of the staff who work incredibility hard day in day out, and the management team led by Marianne Griffiths, who has been instrumental in turning BSUH around.”

“The latest CQC inspection shows the high levels of care that local people can expect should they need to go into the hospital. Congratulations to everyone at BSUH.”