NHS trust which supports Newham patients rated ‘Outstanding’
- Credit: ELFT
A hospital trust which supports people in the borough has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by an independent health watchdog.
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), which provides mental health and community services in Newham, is the only mental health and community health trust in London and the East of England to be given the top rating.
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited 86 services during an extensive two-week assessment in June, speaking to over 300 patients, 52 carers and over 700 employees.
The Trust’s Chief Executive, Dr Navina Evans, thanked her staff and said she was “so proud” of them.
She said: “I am absolutely delighted that their passion and talents have been recognised by this fantastic achievement.
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We have worked very hard to ensure we provide a high standard of care and we continuously review what we do to learn to do it better.
“We have a long way to go and this will spur us on.”
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The assessment team praised the leadership and diversity of the trust, as well as the high level of care and passion from staff towards their patients.
ELFT provides services to a population of 820,000 in East London. It also serves populations in Luton and Bedfordshire.