Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) has today been rated as ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and ‘Outstanding’ for caring following an inspection in September.
The CQC recognised the “huge improvements” made at the Trust since its last inspection in 2016, when it was rated ‘Inadequate’. As a result, NHS Improvement (NHSI) has also confirmed today that BSUH is no longer in any form of special measures.
The Trust was placed in special measures for both finance and quality of care in 2016. Following its emergence from financial special measures in July 2018, today’s announcement of its exit from the quality element of the regime completes one of the fastest and most significant transformations achieved by any NHS organisation.