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Hospital trust out of 'special measures' for first time in more than two years

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Interviewees: Cath Campbell, Care Quality Commission & Dame Marianne Griffiths, BSUH Chief Executive & Jo Sinclair, Consultant Obstetrician & Diane Garner, Midwife

The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is out of 'special measures' for the first time in more than two years, following the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, was previously branded 'inadequate', with fears for patient safety.

It has now been rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC.

However the Trust has been told to make more than 60 improvements in other areas.

Marianne Griffiths was appointed Chief Executive in April 2017 Credit: ITV Meridian

The Trust's Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths has spearheaded the change since being appointed in April 2017.

Marianne was brought in from the neighbouring NHS trust, Western Sussex Hospitals.

The Trust says it has achieved one of the fastest transformations of any NHS organisation.