Residents thank 'wonderful' NHS staff following 'outstanding' CQC report

Residents have shown their appreciation for our NHS workers following an 'outstanding' report published today (Tuesday October 22).

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 11:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 12:16 pm
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An inspection carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the summer found Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be 'outstanding' in all key inspection areas.

This makes it the first non-specialist trust in the country to achieve this standard.

The trust manages St Richard's Hospital in Chichester, Worthing Hospital and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea.

Residents and former patients showed their appreciation for the work of staff at the site in an outpouring of gratitude and congratulations this morning.

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Jackie Baker said: "Well done to all in St Richard's Hospital. A truly deserved outcome."

Lisa Newell said: "Congratulations. Very much deserved. [Staff] have always been amazing with all my children but especially my youngest. You were amazing when unfortunately we had a late night visit to A and E recently. Thank you for everything that you do."

Becky Hannah Ford said: "Such a fantastic hospital, don't have any complaints, the staff are wonderful and very reassuring both time when I have been in hospital and when my mum has been in hospital."

Joanna Stent said: "Amazing, we are so lucky to have this hospital on our doorstep."

"People should not be so negative when they are worked under pressure but they all have dedication to care for each other and every patient."

Amanda Baker said "I was there yesterday after having a fall and yes I waited but they were absolutely fantastic and the doctor who treated me was exemplary."

"Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we have the same experience with the adults ward."