The Horder Centre has been highlighted as ‘outstanding’ in the Care Quality Commission’s first comprehensive review of independent acute hospitals in England.
The CQC’s 40-page report, published on April 11, is an analysis of quality and safety of care given by 206 independent hospitals in England.
The Horder Centre, an orthopaedic hospital in Crowborough, which is run by the charity Horder Healthcare, was one of 16 (8%) hospitals rated as outstanding and one of only two highlighted at this level in the report.
The report focused on:
- The value of caring that was embedded throughout the organisation and was part of “The Horder Way” which all staff were asked to sign up to as part of their induction
- The hospital’s therapeutic environment, created after an eight-year refurbishment and redevelopment programme, that aided patient recovery
- Outstanding practice in surgery including being the first hospital to submit data to the Private Health Information Network (PHIN), an independent not-for-profit organisation that publishes data to help patients make informed decisions