England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has named Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as the third acute trust to be awarded a rating of Outstanding after its inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
In response, Ben Gummer, Minister for Care Quality, said:
"I am delighted that Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an outstanding rating following the CQC’s inspection.
“This is testament to the hard work and determination of staff in delivering a safe and caring environment, where patients are treated with dignity and respect and a culture of continual improvement.
“I hope other Trusts will look to Western Sussex as a model for excellent care.”