The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced it will be inspecting the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which is responsible for the DGH, as part of its next wave of inspections between July and September.
The inspection will assess ESHT to see if the service overall is: safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led, and will be carried out by a mixed team of inspectors, clinicians and ‘experts by experience’.
Following the inspection, the ESHT will receive an overall rating of either: outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.
Additionally, each of the eight core services such as maternity and accident and emergency, will also be rated in the same way to provide performance information at a service, hospital and trust-level. Prior to the inspection, residents will have the chance to share their experiences with members’ inspection teams – details to follow.