As some of you may know last week we heard the most wonderful news that Worthing Hospital has been rated 'Outstanding' in ALL categories, this was following a report by the Care Quality Commission. It really is incredible to hear this news and we would all liked to pay a tribute to all staff and volunteers that made it possible.
Trust chief executive Dame Marianne Griffiths said: ''Our staff and volunteers are phenomenal and I am absolutely thrilled the CQC has recognised this by establishing Western Sussex Hospitals as the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to receive a clean sweep of 'outstanding' awards''
This achievement is brilliant even more so that they are now seeing 55 more patients in A&E daily, 4,200 more in outpatients monthly AND 5,000 more inpatients each year, and we agree with Dame Marianne that it is ''frankly heroic''...
Huge congratulations from the whole East Worthing and Shoreham team!
Find below some more information and a video from our local MP Tim Loughton:
''The Government has made absolutely clear - the NHS is not going to be any part of a trade deal we negotiate with the US or other countries.
So if people come knocking on your door from the Labour Party with that sort of scare-mongering - first of all be proud, as I am, about our National Health Service and just remind them - 12 years ago when Labour had all the answers to the NHS - we had to march to save this hospital. We had to form the KWASH campaign - the ‘keep Worthing and Southlands Hospital’ campaign.
7000 people marched with me and other Conservative MPs and Councillors along the seafront. 130,000 people wrote in letters and signed petitions. Not a single Labour Councillor from Adur or Worthing came to help in that. We saved this hospital which would have lost its frontline A&E, maternity, paediatrics and other important departments. So if anybody from Labour tell you the NHS is under threat, just remind them what happened 12 years ago in the KWASH campaign.''