Wye Valley Trust removed from special measures

The trust has been taken out of special measures and will continue to receive support to build on improvements in its services

The trust, which serves a population of more than 200,000 has been supported by us and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and made a number of improvements.

Our decision follows a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission and a recommendation from the Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Sir Mike Richards, that the trust is taken out of special measures. The trust was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ overall.

Jeffrey Worrall, Delivery and Improvement Director at NHS Improvement said:

“Today’s news shows just how far the trust has come and recognises the hard work of staff at all levels of the organisation.

“We have to make sure that the trust can build on the excellent progress that’s been made in improving services and ensure the trust is sustainable in the longer-term. Strengthening the partnership between Wye Valley and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is an important step forward.”

We'll continue to monitor the trust’s progress and support it to continue to make improvements on behalf of its patients.

Support from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Earlier this year South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust was appointed as Wye Valley NHS Trust's ‘buddy’ organisation to provide increased support. 

As part of an on-going improvement programme, Wye Valley Trust and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust are in the process of finalising a strategic partnership that we believe will help secure the long-term clinical and financial sustainability of the services of Wye Valley NHS Trust.

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