Humber NHS FT has improved its overall rating from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ in less than 16 months, according to a new report by health and social care inspectors.
The Trust has improved its safety, effectiveness, responsiveness and leadership while maintaining its ‘good’ standard of care, says the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC also says that since it last inspected the Trust in August 2016, five of its 19 services have improved – meaning 16 are now ‘good’ and three ‘require improvement’.
Jenny Wilkes, the CQC’s Head of Inspection for Mental Health, said: “CQC have seen a real improvement in services at Humber NHS Foundation Trust, and these changes move their overall rating from Requires Improvement to Good.”
Overall, Humber is now rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ in more than four-fifths of its core CQC scores, an achievement that has “delighted” Chief Executive Michele Moran.
To go from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ in less than 16 months represents a remarkable turnaround in the Trust’s performance and is a fitting tribute to the extraordinary effort, commitment and loyalty of our staff . Our patients, carers and their relatives can be assured that we will act on the inspectors’ advice as we continue working hard to further improve our services
Humber was also rated ‘good’ for effectiveness, responsiveness and leadership (all up from ‘requires improvement’, ‘good’ for caring (the same as before), and ‘requires improvement’ for safety, (up from ‘inadequate’).
The Trust achieved ‘good’ across-the-board ratings for community and primary medical services, and ‘outstanding’ for the responsiveness and care of its wards for people with a learning disability or autism.
To have achieved two ratings of ‘outstanding’, including one for caring, is an exceptional achievement by our learning disability and autism staff, all of whom deserve praise and congratulations. We acknowledge that we still have work to do to; but the CQC’s report is a positive validation of our efforts to continually improve our services