PERFORMANCE: A review of care in Coventry and Rugby has praised the area’s trusts but identified concerns over mental health support and falls services.

The Review of Urgent Care, Critical Care, Stroke (Acute Phase) & TIA, and Vascular Services in the Coventry and Rugby Health Economy was conducted by the West Midlands Quality Review Service.

The review found good working relationships between University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust and the two primary care trusts in Coventry and Warwickshire.

However, it found failures in the response times of mental health support. It said: “Apart from patients who needed sectioning, mental health sevices were not able to respond within the expected timescales and there were particular problems with accessing these services outside normal working hours.”

It found falls services did not meet expected standards and raised concerns about access to social work support.

The review praised the “flow of urgent care patients in the emergency departments” and said “a good vascular service was provided with low aneurism mortality and post-surgery stroke rates”.