The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its latest reports following inspections of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) which took place in June and July 2018. The Trust has retained its overall rating of Good, with the inspection report highlighting several examples of outstanding practice.
Colin Martin, chief executive at TEWV, said: “We welcome the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report which contained some very positive feedback about our services.
“We are pleased to have retained our overall rating of Good. The work we have done with our staff and service users has been recognised as outstanding on several occasions, including our support for staff in delivering innovative patient care and our involvement projects to improve our services.
“We acknowledge that there is always more that we can do and are very aware of the ward environmental issues in some parts of the Trust and have plans in place to address them.
“We are pleased to note that the CQC has recognised that we have invested in nurse staffing this year in some of our adult in-patient wards. We continue to work hard to recruit and train new nurses and have a programme in place covering all areas of the Trust.
“We were also pleased to note CQC recognised that staff felt well supported via supervision processes in place however further work is being undertaken to ensure this is recorded correctly.
“We will continue to work with our staff and stakeholders to address the issues highlighted in the report.”