HOLY Cross Hospital has just been awarded the highest accolade by the Care Quality Commission.
The 40-bed Haslemere hospital, which has an inpatient physiotherapy gym and a separate Physiotherapy Centre for outpatients, a hydrotherapy pool, a sensory room, an activity room with a therapy kitchen, a sensory garden, and a woodland trail, has been rated “Outstanding”.
Holy Cross is at the forefront of providing care for people with long-term neurological conditions including those with a disorder of consciousness. The hospital has participated in national and international research studies designed to improve understanding of the needs of people with acquired brain injuries and has hosted an international conference for specialists in this field of care.
Chief executive officer Christopher Hinton said: “Holy Cross Hospital is celebrating its centenary in 2017, so we are absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the inspection.
“The hospital was founded by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross to serve people who were sick or suffering and their families. Their values have stood the test of time and are as important today as they were in 1917.
“I am delighted our staff and volunteers received such glowing recognition and that the inspectors saw examples of how everybody understands the importance of their role and how they contribute towards making sure patients receive the best care possible.
“The opening of the hospital’s new learning and development centre later this year, will enable the hospital to continue to share and acquire knowledge and develop best practice for treating patients who have complex and long-term needs.”
• The CQC report can be viewed in full at www.holycross.org.uk