Spire Elland Hospital meets national quality and safety standards

June 2013

The Spire Elland Hospital has met national standards of quality and safety as part of a routine inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The inspection and the CQC’s subsequent report identified that the Spire Elland Hospital has met the following standards:
• Consent to care and treatment
• Care and welfare of people who use services
• Cleanliness and infection control
• Staffing
• Complaints

The CQC is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England and is responsible for monitoring that the care provided by hospitals, care homes and care services meets the standards of quality and safety in five key areas:

1. Treating people with respect and involving them in their care
2. Providing care, treatment and support that meets people’s needs
3. Caring for people safely and protecting them from harm
4. Standards of staffing
5. Standards of management

The CQC team visited the Spire Elland Hospital on 29 January 2013. During the unannounced visit, the inspectors spoke with people receiving in-patient care.
One patient said: “I just can’t praise them enough; they couldn’t have done more for me and my family. From the consultant to the tea ladies – they are just fantastic.”
The inspectors also praised the enthusiasm and job satisfaction of staff at the Hospital.

Chris Harrison, Hospital Director at the Spire Elland Hospital and Spire Dewsbury Clinic, said: “The report is extremely positive and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, management team and consultants.
“I am very proud of the results and the glowing feedback from our patients.”

Read the full story in the Halifax Courier

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