Following our latest focused inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we are pleased to maintain an overall rating of ‘good’.
Melanie Walker, Chief Executive said: "The CQC’s report highlights many areas of good practice and I am especially pleased that our inpatient services for older people have been rated as ‘outstanding’. Our service for people with a learning disability or autism also maintained its rating of ‘good’.
"The CQC noted our challenges around staffing, the availability of beds and long waiting times for some services. We share their concerns and will continue to focus on these issues. We will also continue to work hard with commissioners and other local and national stakeholders to address these challenges.
"We have already started to take action on the areas of concern identified by the CQC. The new national guidance and additional funding for adult community services will help us to deliver the necessary improvements. We have recruited new staff and are closely monitoring progress.
Our focus on safety and quality improvement continues across all of our services."
The full report can be found here.