04 April 2017

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt has congratulated the Trust on being the most improved trust for patients experiencing delayed transfer of care in England from November to January 2015 - 2016 to November to January 2016- 2017. 

In this letter, the Minister said 

‘Moving from 1903 to 281 days of delay across the three months with 18 fewer patients being in a hospital bed every day when they would be better served elsewhere is a remarkable achievement. The Trust is a real example to others, demonstrating how to improve performance in a short space of time and ensure that your patients get the care that they deserve’

Commenting on the Trust's recent NHS Staff survey result he said 

‘I also congratulate you and your team on being the Mental Health / Learning Disability Trust with best performance in the NHS Staff Survey Engagement Score across the whole of England during 2016. It should be particularly pleasing to you to have achieved a score of 3.96 with more colleagues, collectively, recommending your organisation as a place to work and be cared for, motivated and contributed to making things better’