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Our values: Care with compassion, Respect and dignity, Striving to excel, Professional standards, Working together
We are 'GOOD'

We are 'GOOD'!


We welcome the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report published  on the 22nd August where the Trust has now been rated as ‘Good’.  The inspectors found that the Trust had improved significantly since its last assessment in a number of key areas moving it from an overall rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good.’ The Trust is now rated ‘Good’ for being effective, caring, responsive and well-led.  Dr Acheson, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals for the south noted the support and commitment of a caring workforce who treated patients with compassion and dignity while providing them with the emotional support they needed. The report also noted Managers across the trust promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based on shared values. Our rating for safe remained unchanged and we will be continuing to work towards delivering the recommendations in the report.


Louise Ashley the CEO said ‘ I feel very proud to lead an organisation with such committed, compassionate, skilled and hardworking staff. It is great news that we have now been rated as ‘Good’ and gives us a strong footing for our Journey to Outstanding #J2O. We believe that the people and communities we serve deserve the very best possible care and I am sure our patients, communities and stakeholders will also be delighted that their local acute Trust is providing such good services. We are not, however perfect and we want to learn from any mistakes we make or criticism we receive. We have, therefore,  taken immediate action to address those areas covered in the report that require improvement and have produced a comprehensive action plan to prioritise and ensure that we comply fully with all of the requirements in the report.


The full report is available on the CQC’s website at the following link: https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAJ4044.pdf