UK first for accredited Surrey home

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

Management and staff at the 31-bed Moorcroft nursing home in Warlingham, Surrey, have celebrated being the first nursing home in the UK to achieve the “Home from Home” accreditation in organisational standards. The accreditation developed from a Kings Fund quality survey and is now administered by the independent Health Quality Service (HQS). HQS programme director Helen Crisp said the “Home from Home” accreditation scheme assessed all aspects of running a care home. “Moorcroft was the first to achieve the accreditation, and it has been joined by one or two others,” Ms Crisp said. “The assessment is built around a standards-based framework which examines 16 areas. These include privacy and dignity, independence and choice, management of medicines, record keeping, health and safety and hotel services.” – For more information, contact Helen Crisp, Health Quality Service, 15 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DD. Tel 020 7389 1000, website www.hqs.

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