Matrix Standard trialled at Staffordshire care home

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Ashcroft Hollow, a 45-bed care home with nursing in Cannock, Staffordshire, has become the first care home in the country to achieve he matrix standard, an accreditation for small businesses which provide information, advice and guidance. Several large companies have already accredited to the matrix Standard across the UK including Rolls Royce and retail chain, High & Mighty. Ashcroft Hollow has obtained its accreditation as part of a trial that has been established to assess how effective the matrix Standard could be when used by smaller businesses. Ashcroft Hollow owners Jacqui and Ron Roberts employ about 50 staff, headed by matron-manager Pam Williams. “The matrix standard has recognised good internal communication,” said Ms Williams. “It has also raised staff morale as thorough and frequent communication is essential to promote a happy workforce in the care industry. “The matrix standard has helped us to maintain our already high standards, and it also serves as a great benchmarking tool that allows a bu

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