Local NHS Foundation Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) has received an ‘Outstanding’ rating following its most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.
The trust operates a range of NHS services across Cheshire, including the psychiatric facility at Macclesfield Hospital. Following an inspection between January and March 2020, CWP is on the only NHS trust providing services in Cheshire with an Outstanding grade for Caring overall, and the highest rated trust in this category providing mental and community health services in the North West.
Out of the five key domains used by CQC to evaluate services (Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led), CWP’s overall rating for ‘Safe’ has risen from Requires Improvement to Good, while the Trust maintained its Good ratings for ‘Effective’, ‘Responsive’ and ‘Well-led’ – alongside the Outstanding rating for ‘Caring’.
The Cheshire NHS trust was also recognised for improved staffing and incident management, and also seen its child and adolescent mental health wards rise from Good to Outstanding overall.
Sheena Cumiskey, CWP Chief Executive, said:
Recent months have been particularly difficult for so many people and of course the NHS as a whole. Despite the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m delighted to retain our rating of Outstanding for ‘Caring’. This highlights the shared values that underpin everything we do at CWP, even in the toughest of circumstances.
“I’m also delighted we have been recognised as outstanding within child and adolescent mental health and learning disability. This is fantastic recognition for the hard work of everyone at Team CWP and I thank everyone for their unwavering dedication.”
Mike Maier, CWP Chair, says:
We are so pleased with the incredibly positive feedback and have plans in place to address identified areas for improvement. We will continue to work hard towards our aspiration of becoming overall an Outstanding Trust.”
CWP’s latest CQC inspection report is available to view via the Trust’s CQC dashboard