East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust services rated "good"

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has made major progress in its services.

Inspectors say the Trust, which runs Eastbourne Hospital and the Conquest in Hastings, has made significant improvements.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was rated in inadequate in 2015 and placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission.

In 2018, another inspection found it had made some progress but still required improvement.

  • Adrian Bull, Chief Executive, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

End of life care and community services were rated outstanding. Credit: ITV Meridian

The Trust has been rated good overall.

The Conquest Hospital in Hastings given an "outstanding" rating and the Eastbourne District Hospital has been rated "good".

A recent inspection found some services like end of life care and community services, where treatment is provided in people's homes, was also "outstanding".

  • Jayne Winter, Lead nurse, Palliative Care team

We need to have leadership that is showing that the culture is about improvement, the culture is about quality, the culture is about safety. Not only do we work here, but we also live here, we also use our services."

Silin Cornelius, Matron, Outpatient Department
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