We are really delighted to announce that St Gemma’s Hospice has once again been awarded the top rating of ‘Outstanding’ following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). St Gemma’s Hospice, in Moortown, Leeds, provides expert palliative and end of life care for people with life limiting illnesses and support for their families and carers.
The Hospice were awarded an outstanding score in 4 out of the 5 key areas assessed: safe, caring, responsive, effective and well led.
Kerry Jackson, Chief Executive of St Gemma’s Hospice said: “The last couple of years have been incredibly challenging but we have made it through thanks to an amazing and dedicated team and incredibly generous community.
St Gemma’s would not exist without the support and encouragement we receive from the people of Leeds and I would like to thank everyone who helps to keep the Hospice at the heart of the community. It is our privilege to provide expert, compassionate, palliative care to local people at a very difficult time in their lives and to be recognised as an Outstanding organisation by the CQC is a tremendous boost to everyone.”
The CQC commended the Hospice for its ‘pioneering approach to care’, for giving the ‘highest level of compassion’ and for going ‘above and beyond.’ The full report has now been published and can be found here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-109728988
St Gemma’s Hospice was founded in 1978 and is a local charity. All its services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. The Hospice needs to raise over £25,000 per day to provide all its services.
Photo shows St Gemma’s nursing team, led by Heather McClelland, Chief Nurse who is on the left.