Local Conservatives have today welcomed the news by the CQC that Brighton Sussex and University Hospitals have come out of special measures and are rated ‘Good.’
The Hospital trust had been placed in special measures following an earlier inspection.
The news has drawn praise from the Conservative Government with Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Care, commenting: “It is testament to the hardworking staff at Brighton and Sussex that the trust has shown such improvement over the last two years, and it is with great pleasure that I congratulate them in coming out of quality special measures.”
The news comes as the Government launches its Long Term Plan for the NHS which will:
- Improving cancer survival rates with earlier and rapid diagnosis, new diagnostic centres and genomic testing so that within ten years 55,000 more people survive cancer.
- Improving prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
- Better access to mental health including at schools to give 370,000 adults and 345,000 children greater support.
- Fighting inequalities of existing provision for veterans, care after custody services, severe mental illnesses and learning disabilities.
- Within five years every patient in England will have access to a digital GP service.
- Making the NHS a world class employer.
Conservative Health and Wellbeing Spokesman Cllr Nick Taylor has welcomed the plans:
“Like buses we have received two pieces of very good news at once for our local health services.
Residents of the city can have confidence in services provided by our local hospital and in the exciting future promised by the Long Term Plan; all backed by a £20.5 billion real terms increase in funding.
Congratulations to all the staff, medical, clerical and managerial for pulling together and making a success of our hospital.”