Second glowing tribute to care at Holbeach Hospital

Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital staff celebrate their latest CQC inspection report.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG071216-110TW.
Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital staff celebrate their latest CQC inspection report. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG071216-110TW.
  • Hospital staff provide person-centred care – CQC

Holbeach Hospital is celebrating after receiving a second glowing report for its care.

A report following the latest visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) describes the hospital as “good” in all five areas scrutinised, safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership.

Three categories were marked as “requires improvement” in a similar, unanounced inspection in 2015 so managers and staff are celebrating their big achievement in setting higher standards.

In September the hospital was awarded the Gold Standards Framework Quality Hallmark at the top level Beacon Status.

Manager Maxine Winch said: “All of our staff are proud to provide care to our residents. We take seriously the dignity and needs of all those in our care. We form relationships that grow over months and sometimes years.”

The hospital is run by Holbeach and East Elloe Trust and is currently displaying plans for a proposed expansion that will take the number of beds for the elderly from 38 to 47 because its services are in big demand.

Hospital manager Maxine Winch and Bridget Burns look at plans to expand their workplace which are on display.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG071216-111TW.

Hospital manager Maxine Winch and Bridget Burns look at plans to expand their workplace which are on display. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG071216-111TW.

Among the verdicts of CQC inspectors were:

• “There was a warm, relaxed atmosphere in the home and staff supported people in a kind and friendly way.”

• “Throughout our inspection, the registered manager demonstrated a positive and forward looking approach.”

• The registered manager provided strong yet compassionate leadership to her team and was clearly appreciated by staff.”

All of our staff are proud to provide care for our residents and we take seriously the dignity and needs of all those in our care

Maxine Winch, manager, Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital

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