Shipston Home Nursing praised by health inspectors

Shipston Home Nursing has been given a 'good' overall rating, following a recent inspection.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 3:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 3:38 pm
Pictured are some of the team of Nurses and Healthcare Assistants of Shipston Home Nursing. From left to right, top row: Janet Watkinson - Healthcare Assistant, Frances Chapman - Bank Nurse, Gemma Roberts Head of Nursing Services, Heather Goding - Bank Nurse, Jo Ames - HCA. Left to right, bottom row: Caroline Hutchison -Bank Nurse and Nurse Coordinator, Caroline Lloyd - Nurse Coordinator, Annette Hogan - Healthcare Assistant.

It also received 'good’ ratings in the 'safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led’ categories.

The inspection was carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who concludded: "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.”

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

Read the full report here.