Shipston care at home charity celebrates after 'Good' inspection

Shipston Home Nursing has been rated 'Good' overall following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Friday, 24th January 2020, 10:59 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:02 am
Shipston Home Nursing team - left to right, top row: Janet Watkinson, Frances Chapman, Gemma Roberts, Heather Goding and Jo Ames Bottom row: Caroline Hutchiso, Caroline Lloyd and Annette Hogan

In addition, the charity received 'good’ ratings in the 'Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well Led’ categories.

Andrew Revell, executive director at Shipston Home Nursing, said: “This was our first CQC inspection since we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in July 2017 and we are thrilled with the rating. A ‘good’ rating is great news and we will be striving for ‘outstanding’ in all areas for our next inspection.

“Our focus is on ensuring our patients receive high quality, end of life care in the comfort of their own home and we’re very pleased that the CQC report recognises the passion and dedication of the team here.

He added: "I am incredibly proud of them and would like to thank each member of staff for helping us achieve such a positive CQC rating.”

The report summary states: “Shipston Home Nursing provides hospice care for patients in their own homes throughout the last days of their lives. We rated the service as good because staff used safe working practices and followed risk assessments when providing care and support for people.

"Staff were competent in their roles. They were caring, supportive and planned and delivered care according to individual patient needs. They worked in close collaboration with other healthcare providers to ensure people received the right care at the right time.”

The report went on to emphasise the “compassionate, kind, and caring staff” and that patient feedback was consistently excellent. It also praised the integrity, skills and abilities of those leading the service and the teamwork between nurses and other healthcare professionals.