How we are rated

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has rated Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

The CQC is an independent organisation which regulates health and social care services. A team of inspectors visited the Trust unannounced from September to December 2017 to check the quality of four core services:

  • acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units
  • wards for older people with mental health problems
  • community-based mental health services for adults of working age
  • and specialist community mental health services for children and young people.

All are now rated as 'Good'. The previous inspection in September 2016 rated Sussex Partnership as 'Requires Improvement'. The graphics below show how things have changed:

Our services at Avenida Lodge and Lindridge Care Home are inspected separately. Their ratings and individual reports are below. 

Download the full CQC report

Download the Lindridge Care Home CQC report (July 2018)

Download the latest Lindridge Care Home CQC report (December 2018)

Download the Avenida Lodge CQC report

Download the evidence appendix

 Here's what the rating means to our staff and service users: