Amber congratulates local ambulance service on CQC 'Good' rating

AMBER RUDD MP HAS WELCOMED THE NEWS THAT SECAMB IS NO LONGER IN SPECIAL MEASURES.

It means local patients are now getting a better service and better treatment from their services.

The news follows a Care Quality Commission (CQC) visit to the Trust in June and July 2019. The visit assessed the quality of core services, including emergency operations centres; emergency and urgent care and the Trust’s out of hours and NHS 111 services.

Amber commented:

“I have been pressing for improvements to ambulance and patient transport services following complaints from residents across my constituency and I am delighted to see that improvements have taken place. This is good news for those who find themselves most in need and they can be assured that I will fight for the best possible services for them.

“I would like to congratulate South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust particularly on their Outstanding rating in emergency and urgent care. This is a tremendous turnaround from the rating of Inadequate three years ago. The dedication and hard-work of the staff to deliver such an improved service cannot be understated and I am pleased that residents feel that staff often go the extra mile in proving excellent care.”

Following changes in leadership, the Trust has been rated as Good overall and particularly for providing safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services.

 

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