A North Derbyshire hospice which relies on charitable donations to deliver palliative and end of life care to hundreds of patients across the region has received an overall rating of Outstanding in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.
In the report published earlier this month, Ashgate Hospicecare received the highest rating awarded by the independent regulator of health and social care across the country in three key areas; finding the team to be caring, responsive and well-led.
The facility also scored highly in the two remaining areas – receiving a Good rating in both the Safe and Effective categories – during the inspection that took place in August and September last year.
Director of Clinical Services at Ashgate Hospice, Anna Baker, today paid tribute to the team of nurses and volunteers who work to deliver care both in the hospice and in the community.
She said: “This is a great validation of the excellent level of care delivered across the hospice; in the ward, the day hospice, out in the community, and through our team of palliative care nurses working in the local acute hospital.
“We are delighted by the Outstanding recognition from the CQC, which echoes the feedback we receive from the patients we treat and their loved ones.”
The report, which is available to view in full on the CQC website, references many aspects of Ashgate Hospicecare; from its volunteers, catering team, housekeepers, stewards and fundraisers through to its workforce development programme.
Anna Baker continued: “I would like to take this opportunity to both thank and congratulate all of the staff and volunteers who continue to make such a difference to so many people through their continued commitment to Ashgate.”