West Sussex hospital receives glowing report

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ST RICHARD’S Hospital has received a glowing report in its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Inspectors visited the Chichester hospital on October 4 and observed how people were being cared for, spoke to those using the hospital, chatted to staff and also checked written records.

They found patients thought St Richard’s was a ‘lovely hospital’ with good facilities. One patient said St Richard’s was the best hospital they had ever been to and that the midwife team and staff had been fantastic.

Chief executive of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Marianne Griffiths, said: ‘This is some really good news and it is important in terms of people having confidence in their hospital.

‘In the CQC report there was not even a minor concern.

‘The CQC inspectors team was also being observed by their auditors as well so they were even more strict about doing the inspection, and that’s really, really important actually.’