Top Marks for St Margaret’s

st_margarets_hospice_thumbSt Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Clydebank has received a glowing report from the regulator Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), who gave the Hospice a maximum score of six out of six in every category – Management/Leadership, Staffing, Environment, Information and Care/Support.

Gil Paterson, the MSP for Clydebank spoke recently at the Scottish Parliament congratulating the Hospice on receiving the highest grade from the Inspector and also continuing to highlight the lack of Health Board funding for the Hospice. Mr Paterson stated “Healthcare Improvement Scotland gave St Margaret’s hospice in Clydebank the maximum score of six out of six in the categories. That score is extremely high; indeed, I believe that it is the highest ever achieved. The hospice receives the lowest health board funding for a hospice in Scotland.”

Chief inspector of HIS Susan Brimelow said: “We found that people who used St Margaret of Scotland Hospice were very complimentary about the service and were encouraged to raise issues so that staff could make improvements. Staff were motivated and spoke with pride and passion about their work, and the hospice was very pleasant, comfortable and well maintained. This inspection resulted in no requirements or recommendations. We will continue to inspect St Margaret of Scotland Hospice to ensure it maintains this high standard of care.”

Professor Leo Martin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “The findings are not a surprise to anyone who has been touched by St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. The findings reinforce the excellent management at the hospice and the care and dedication of all of our staff.”

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