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Excellent 'trust' praised

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Mental Health Trust was celebrating yesterday (Thursday) after receiving an 'excellent' status in the annual NHS ratings.

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Mental Health Trust was celebrating yesterday (Thursday) after receiving an 'excellent' status in the annual NHS ratings.

The health check marks organ-isations in the NHS on many aspects of their performance, including the quality of the services they provide.

And the local trust received top marks in this field which monitors safety of patients, cleanliness and waiting times.

Meeting new targets was another area where the trust received an 'excellent' rating and they were given a 'good' ranking for their use of resources, which measures how well finances are used.

Trust chief executive, Sue Turner was delighted with the results after improving on last years standings.

"This is fantastic news for our trust and demonstrates our commitment to improving services," she said.

"It is also a reflection of the continued dedication and professionalism of our staff and their determination to provide high quality care.

"However, we will not be complacent. We are determined to make sure that we continue to keep improving and demonstrate that we can offer some of the best mental heath care available in the country".

All 394 trusts in England get an overall rating - on a four-point scale ranging from 'excellent' to 'weak' - on both quality of services and use of resources.

 

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