Care Certificate Success for Care Assistants
A bumper crop of Care Assistants from St Leonard’s Hospice completed their Care Certificate qualification recently, and received their certificates at a special ceremony this week.
Posted May 18

Care Certificate Success for Care Assistants

The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. 22 of our care assistants completed portfolios of evidence against 15 professional standards, including duty of care, equality and diversity, privacy and dignity, and safeguarding.

The Care Certificates typically apply to new staff that are new to care however all Care Assistants, the majority of which have been in their position for a number of years, were asked to undertake the qualification to ensure adherence to best practice and national guidance.

Lead Nurse for Education, Helen Galloway, said “We are so very proud of our Care Assistants, who are truly at the heart of the outstanding care we deliver at the Hospice. Our Care Assistants put in significant time and effort to show not only that they comply with the standards, but go beyond them. Their achievement is testament to their individual ability and dedication, and a reflection of the Hospice values. Well done and congratulations to them all.”

Certificates were presented to Mandi Barron, Andrew Bridgford, Angie Clement, Claire Dalton, Liz Farnsworth, Mandy Fenwick, Emily Franks, Yvonne Gabbetis, Dawn Gilroy, Yvonne Grenier, Alex Hannay, Caroline Hodgson, Angie Humphrey, Amena Metcalfe, Jan Pearson, Irene Reeves, Ali Rhodes, Zoe Rhodes-Baird, Marsha Richardson, Mandy Simpson, Karen Stead, Kerry Stephen, Jane Watkin, Jane Wright.

We were awarded the top rating of Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following a two-day inspection back in November last year. The inspection team praised the “high quality care and support consistently provided” and that “the staff were caring and went the extra mile.”