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Outstanding care rating for two hospitals

Posted onPosted on 10th May

The care at two hospitals in Rainworth has been rated outstanding.

Cygnet Health Care said it was delighted to announce that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the care provided by Sherwood Lodge, Cygnet’s specialist learning disability hospital, and Sherwood House, Cygnet’s specialist rehabilitation mental health hospital, was outstanding.

The services provided by both hospitals were rated outstanding overall, and Cygnet Sherwood Lodge was rated outstanding across all five of the CQC’s assessment categories — caring, safe, effective, responsive and well-led services.

The hospital joins Cygnet Elms as the second of only two learning disability hospitals in the country to have achieved this extremely rare honour.

The CQC’s report for Sherwood Lodge praises the hospital’s ‘innovative and pioneering approaches to care’ and highlights how employees treated service users ‘with kindness, respected their privacy and dignity and understood the individual needs of patients’. The efforts of all staff are commended for empowering patients ‘to have a voice and realise their potential.’

The CQC also commended the ‘highly motivated’ team at Sherwood House with carers informing the CQC inspectors that ‘staff went the extra mile and their care and support exceeded their expectations’. The specifically tailored nature of the care was singled out in the report.

Claire Griffiths, hospital manager at Cygnet Sherwood Lodge said: “I am incredibly proud of the entire Sherwood Lodge team. To achieve an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating in all five assessment categories is a fitting testament to the excellent care and support we provide.

Nita Roper, hospital manager at Cygnet Sherwood House (pictured), said: “We are proud to have set the standard for mental health services across our region.”