Local MPs praise our ‘Outstanding’ care

21 February 2019

MPs in Cheshire and Wirral have praised the outstanding care provided by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.

Locally, CWP provide a range of services throughout Cheshire and Wirral including; mental health, learning disability, general practice and community physical health services.

The CQC’s findings came after an inspection was carried out, at CWP, in 2018. In their report, the national health watchdog found that CWP were, once again, ‘Outstanding’ in the caring category, the highest accolade they can give.  

CWP is the only NHS provider in Cheshire and Wirral to receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating for caring, and the only NHS mental health services provider in the North West to receive this rating, also.

What our MPs have said

  • Mike Amesbury (MP for Weaver Vale)

    Mike Amesbury, MP for Weaver Vale said: “This result is a testimony to the hard work of staff who do an incredible job under ever-increasing pressures. I meet frequently with health and care professionals in my constituency and one thing which always shines through in those conversations is their passion and commitment to the NHS and to the people they serve.”


  • Chris Matheson (MP for City of Chester)

    MP for City of Chester, Chris Matheson, said: “I wish to offer my congratulations regarding the excellent results of the Care Quality Commission’s recent inspection. The services provided by the Trust are truly vital, meeting the often complex needs of some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community, and I am very pleased to see that the hard work and dedication of staff has been recognised in this way.”




  • Alison McGovern (MP for Wirral South)

    Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, said: “I’m delighted to see that CWP has been rated outstanding for their provision of care and good overall. We’re increasingly being made aware of the need for good quality care services to support those with mental health conditions, and to have this recognition for the team is a positive message to the people of the Wirral, that they will be in safe hands in a time of need.

    “I’d like to pay tribute to all of our hardworking NHS staff, and a particular thank you to the team within Cheshire and West Partnership for their hard work and dedication”


  • David Rutley (MP for Macclesfield)

    David Rutley MP for Macclesfield said: “I was very pleased to learn of this impressive achievement, which is a testament to the hard work, compassion and dedication of the Trust’s clinical and nursing staff. I understand that CWP is the only mental health service provider in the North West to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating for care, which makes this outcome all the more important. I am sure that all of the staff at the Trust are very proud of this recognition of the importance that is placed on having a patient-centred approach to care.”


  • Laura Smith (MP for Crewe and Nantwich)

    Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich said: “This is excellent news. It is really important that residents of Crewe & Nantwich who use these services feel that they are cared for with respect and compassion and this latest inspection confirms this. The report has rightly given credit to the “highly-skilled” staff and their excellent approaches to difficult and complex situations. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those working in our NHS.”


 What those who access our services say

“My son is getting the very best treatment I could ever wish for”

“All of the staff were fantastic and so caring. They all helped me so much.”

“Very good standard of care very caring professional people. They always do their best. Thank you all so much.”

In their report, the CQC looked at a range of different categories through which to inspect CWP services. As well as rating the Trust ‘outstanding’ for care, they gave CWP a ‘Good’ rating overall.

CWP chief executive, Sheena Cumiskey, was thrilled by the news. She said: “The award of our ‘outstanding’ rating for caring is fantastic news for our organisation and a wonderful tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff. As a Trust, we are committed to providing the most compassionate, person-centred care possible to those who access our services. We recognise that there are areas we need to work on, and we will strive to improve in those areas, so that our already-outstanding care can be improved.”

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