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. Annual accounts show how money is being spent and Quality accounts focus 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 2018 to 31 March 2019.
This Report has been produced by the Head of Quality and Compliance, Carole Coombs 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, Charity Accounts and Gender Pay Gap Reports and Annual Report and Impact Review below.