Statistics released give the NHS in Chichester a clean bill of health

Health in Chichester

New statistics show Western Sussex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is one of six CQC rated outstanding trusts in the UK. The trust includes St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester and Worthing Hospital

In A&Es across the trust nearly 15,000 more people were seen in under 4 hours in 2017/18 compared to 2009/10, and in the year-to-date, 95.0% of people coming to A&E were seen within 4 hours, and in May-18 the figure was 96.1%

Compared to 2010 the trust now does over 60,000 more diagnostic tests and over 26,000 more operations a year. This achievement has been made possible by the addition of 94 more doctors and 91 extra nurses.

Healthcare services in our area is doing well all round, with 98% of General Practices (GPs) in the NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG area were rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’

There is also good news on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies with 98% of people referred to the IAPT programme are seen within 6 weeks (target 75%) compared with 89.2% nationally, furthermore 100% of people are seen within 18 weeks (target 95%) compared with 98.7% nationally

There is also more funding for local services. The Coastal West Sussex CCG this year will receive £711.9 million which is a cash increase of 3.12% on last year. To support social care services at West Sussex County Council over the next three years they could receive £25.3 million of the additional £2 billion funding announced for social care in the spring 2017 Budget.