Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust’s commitment to delivering the best care for patients has been officially recognised by the Care Quality Commission. The North Liverpool Hospice for people with life limiting illnesses passed five stringent tests with flying colours.
Inspectors gave top marks in key areas, concluding that patients are treated with dignity and that staff interact with relatives using sensitivity and compassion.
The report reflected the hospice’s aim to honour’s people’s right to dignity and respect whatever stage of their illness.
Woodlands Chief Executive Rose Milnes was delighted with the CQC Report. She said: “To have our excellent standards of care recognised formally by an external body confirms what we have always known and supports the views of our patients and families”.
Woodlands day hospice was set up in 1996 to meet the needs of cancer patients and after a highly successful £2.37m fundraising campaign, the 15 bed inpatient unit was established in 2009. Services include inpatient and outpatient care as well as day therapy and a Hospice at Home service for South Sefton residents which includes sitting at home service, accompanied transfer home and crisis intervention.
FUND RAISING VITAL TO MAINTAIN FREE SERVICES
Woodlands Hospice needs to raise £2,000 each and every day through fundraising and donations to maintain its services for patients and their families and all care is provided free of charge. To continue to offer our high levels of care we rely heavily on the support of the public and in the current financial climate it is incredibly difficult to sustain such high levels of support.
To help us maintain these vital services we have a number of significant fundraising events throughout the year including our Make a Will Month (April), Starlight Walk (Saturday 18th May), John Parrott Golf Day (Friday 28th June). We also have a weekly Hospice Lottery with the opportunity to win £500 and many other smaller cash prizes. At our Hospice shop in Walton Vale we are always seeking donated items to sell either in the shop or via our eBay for Charity Scheme. There are also numerous ways to donate online through Just giving, virgin media and through SMS text messaging via mobile phone.
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For more details about the Hospice or how to support Woodlands please visit: www.woodlandshospice,.org or contact the fundraising department on 0151 529 2630 or by mail at Woodlands Hospice, Fundraising Department, UHA Campus, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7LA.