cqc 2019
East Cheshire NHS Trust rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission
04 October 2019

East Cheshire NHS Trust has again been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with areas of ‘Outstanding’ practice following recent inspections of the trust’s services and leadership.

The trust, which runs local community health services along with Macclesfield District General Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Knutsford and District Community Hospital, underwent an inspection of its services and leadership team in June and July 2019.           

The CQC also reported areas of outstanding practice in the following: 

  • Critical care
  • End-of-life care
  • The Outpatients Department
  • Community services for children, young people and families

Trust Chief Executive John Wilbraham said: “I am delighted that we have again been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and improved on the results of our previous assessment in several key areas.

“I am extremely proud that once again the CQC found our staff to demonstrate patient-focused and inclusive care, compassion, kindness and respect, along with maintained privacy and dignity.

“They also experienced a well-led open culture and high staff engagement throughout the areas they inspected.

“I would like to thank staff across the organisation for their continued commitment to patient care.”

The full report can be accessed here on the CQC website.