The hospice is inspected regularly by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure the services we deliver are safe, caring, responsive, effective and well-led. The CQC is the independent regulator of all health and social care in England. It is given powers by the government to register, monitor and inspect all health and care services. Our latest Inspection Report can be viewed on the CQC website.
We are delighted that following our most recent inspection we were awarded a rating of Outstanding.
The CQC contact details are as follows:
Care Quality Commission
St Nicholas Building
St Nicholas Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 03000 616161
The CQC carried out an inspection of the hospice on 5th and 6th October 2016. This is a summary of what was found:
Dr Alan Baron*, Chief Executive of Wigan and Leigh Hospice, said: "We want every one of our patients, and those people important to our patients, to receive high quality care tailored to their individual needs. We are delighted that the CQC inspectors recognised this during their visit and have awarded us a rating of Outstanding.
"We are very proud of the services we provide to people across Wigan and Leigh. This rating is a wonderful acknowledgement of our staff and volunteers and the dedication and compassion they show every day in caring for people affected by a life-limiting illness."
*Dr Baron was Chief Executive at the time of the inspection.