The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded 'Outstanding' ratings to St Giles Hospice in Walsall and Whittington.
The CQC, an independent regulator of health and social care services in England, has recently introduced a new regime holding hospices to the same level of scrutiny as hospitals, making this outstanding rating all the more impressive.
St Giles hospice, founded in 1983, started as a charity caring for local people dying from cancer and now supports people living with incurable illnesses and their families for free.
Care providers from the hospice work on-site and in patients’ own homes, and their level of care has made them one of only a handful of hospices to ever have been awarded this accolade.
In the CQC report inspectors complimented the hospice for its “compassionate” range of speciality services.
Inspectors added: “People were truly respected and valued as individuals. They were empowered as partners in their care, practically and emotionally, by an exceptional and distinctive service.”
Source: National Health Executive, 16 January 2020