‘Robust measures’ to improve hospital care

jpco-10-12-14 Langley Green Hospita, Crawley (Pic by Jon and Joe Rigby) SUS-140412-144953001
jpco-10-12-14 Langley Green Hospita, Crawley (Pic by Jon and Joe Rigby) SUS-140412-144953001

Langley Green Hospital has re-opened to new patients after “robust measures” were put in place to improve care.

Concerns over safety and the quality of care at the hospital, in Martyrs Avenue, saw mental health providers refuse to send new patients there.

The move came after the hospital was heavily criticised following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Now, work has been carried out to address the concerns raised.

A joint statement has been issued by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust along with the Crawley, Coastal West Sussex and Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

It read: “The quality and safety of NHS care at Langley Green is a priority for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in West Sussex and the local provider of mental health services, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT). Commissioners have been given the necessary assurances that SPFT has put robust measures in place to improve care, specifically around documentation, care planning, physical health needs and management of complaints.

“As a result of these measures Langley Green Hospital is open to all new admissions from today (Monday December 15). The CCGs will continue to monitor the situation closely through site visits and contract and performance discussions. We will continue to work with the hospital’s staff to support continuous improvement going forward.”