Care Quality Commission v Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Our response

This afternoon (Friday 14 June) the Trust attended Brighton Magistrates Court for sentencing in relation to a prosecution brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

The Trust was fined £200,000, plus £25,000 costs.

The Trust had previously entered a guilty plea. Here is our response in full:

"Our thoughts today are with Jamie Osborne’s family and friends. Jamie died on 12 February 2016 on the Healthcare Wing at Lewes Prison. In 2016 our investigation into Jamie’s death found clear failings for which we are deeply sorry.

"The safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable people under our care is of the utmost importance, whether they are receiving treatment in the community, our inpatient units or within prison healthcare services we are responsible for managing. This includes acknowledging when things have gone wrong, learning from this and taking action to make changes."