The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the watchdog of hospice services and set essential standards of quality and safety for hospices services across the UK. Each year Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) reports to the CQC.
It is a legal requirement for all healthcare services that receive NHS funding to produce statutory accounts. The Annual Quality Account focuses on the quality of services, looking back over the previous year and looking at the key priorities for the next year. It is published on the NHS Choices website so can be read by a wide range of people.
This Annual Quality Account for CHSW is compiled from data for the period 1 April to 31 March.
This Report has been produced by the Head of Quality and Compliance, Debra Houndsome with the support of the Director of Care and CEO. It also draws information that has been gathered in the production of other annual reports for CHSW such as the Annual Safeguarding Report, Annual Report and Financial Statement and Gender Pay Gap Report.
Annual Quality Account April 2020 to March 2021