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ⓘ Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is a Community Health NHS Trust established as a result of the Transforming Community Services programme. It is the main p ..




                                     

ⓘ Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is a Community Health NHS Trust established as a result of the Transforming Community Services programme. It is the main provider of NHS community health services across West Sussex Brighton & Hove and has an annual budget of £185m. It became an NHS Foundation Trust in March 2016.

Siobhan Melia, has a clinical background, having worked for a podiatrist before moving into a senior clinical leadership and management positions in medical institutions. Siobhan was appointed as the new chief Executive of the trust in October 2016 with a hollow head of which was chief Executive officer since January 2013.

He argues that the first NHS organisations in Sussex to achieve accreditation as a living wage employer, paying its employees at least £7.45 per hour.

He performs services at Memorial hospital Bognor Regis war hospital Brighton hospital Zachary Merton in littlehampton and district hospital, Arundel, and Horsham hospital Midhurst community hospital.

The trust hopes to gain the trust of the Fund status at the end of 2014.

In December 2013, it was announced that the trust was organized to engage capita to identify new ways of achieving your vision quality at the heart of the community. £22M partnership hopes to save around 15 million pounds. Per capita agreed to a five-year strategic partnership to help it achieve Foundation trust status in 2014, which will see capita provide medical expertise, design services, and health Analytics and reporting. It aims at conversion of targeted assets and services for the management and improvement of the property and to help the procurement team the confidence to find ways to improve the quality of non-salary expenses.

The trust is part of the Sussex musculoskeletal partnership with Brighton & Hove integrated care services, HORDER of health and Sussex partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In may 2014, the consortium won a five-year musculoskeletal contract worth £210m from Brighton and Hove, Crawley and Horsham and mid Sussex clinical commissioning group.

He was named by health magazine as one of the top one hundred NHS trusts to work in 2015. At that time it was 3460 full-time equivalent employees and sickness absence rate of 4.83%. 72% of employees recommend it as a place for treatment and 60% recommended it as a place to work.