THE head of an NHS trust has praised the efforts of staff following a positive rating by inspectors.

Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCFT) chief executive Siobhan Melia said the overall standing of good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said the result confirmed its continuing improvement.

She said: “All our teams have been working really hard to make sure that we are always focused on doing everything we can to improve what we do for the benefit of patients and the public.

“I’m delighted for everyone at SCFT this work has been recognised.

“We now want to make sure we take things to the next level.”

SCFT chairman Peter Horn said: “On behalf of the trust board I express a resounding thank you to all our teams who have contributed to this achievement.”