The health watchdog - Care Quality Commission (CQC) - has had plenty to keep it busy so far this year, inspecting care homes in Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The CQC send in inspectors to make sure the accommodation and staff provide residents with a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service. They then give the care homes ratings of either: outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate. Throughout 2019 we will publish the results of each care home whose inspection result was published, along with what the experts had to say. Here are the ratings and reports for GP surgeries in the region published in January, February and March: Berkeley House - Good Address: Cuerden Developments Limited, Berkeley House, Ellesmere Road, Wigan, WN5 9LA Report published: 1 January Overall rating: Good Safe: Good Effective: Good Caring: Outstanding Responsive: Good Well-led: Good What the inspectors had to say: "People living at the home … [Read more...] about Every care home inspection rating for Greater Manchester published in 2019
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AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP was getting ready to go to Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, he told reporters that his administration was abandoning its plans to shave nearly $18 million from the Special Olympics. This came after EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS and Trump’s campaign defended the decision even though Congress was ready to completely ignore it. This was a completely avoidable episode.NOTICEABLY ABSENT from Trump’s events Thursday night in Michigan: REP. JUSTIN AMASH (R-MICH.), who represents Grand Rapids. The airport, where Trump landed, and the arena, where he rallied, are both in Amash’s district.MCCONNELL TO TRUMP ON HEALTH CARE: ENJOY WORKING WITH PELOSI! … BURGESS EVERETT: “Mitch McConnell has no intention of leading President Donald Trump’s campaign to transform the GOP into the ‘party of health care.’ ‘I look forward to seeing what the president is proposing and what he can work out with the speaker,’ McConnell … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: Trump flips on Special Olympics, and McConnell says he looks forward to POTUS-Pelosi health care plan
St Clare's Hospice has announced it has closed after entering into insolvent liquidation. The Jarrow based hospice has been providing specialist care and support to adults living with life-limiting illnesses and their families in South Tyneside since it opened in 1987. But now the hospice in Primrose Terrace, has announced it has closed today following a decision to enter into insolvent liquidation.The charitable trust which runs the hospice has faced severe financial difficulties for a number of years, which has been compounded by a prolonged period of closure last year, leaving it insolvent.The hospice was temporarily closed in September last year following an inspection by health watchdogs from the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.Its team found improvements needed to be made in key areas, including clinical leadership and governance, such as auditing procedures and staff training and development.The hospice … [Read more...] about St Clare’s Hospice closes after more than 30 years
NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health will use Orb Health’s collaborative care platform and care delivery services to extend and expand its services into chronic care management. Orb Health is an integrated suite of collaborative care technology and clinical services aimed at accelerating chronic care management. The Orb Health solution unifies provider workflow preferences, protocols designed to maximize patient outcomes, and provides bi-directional connectivity with electronic medical record systems and third-party medical devices for remote patient monitoring, according to an announcement from Southcoast Health. The solution enables health care providers to deliver better patient engagement, improved outcomes and cost-savings instead of relying on multiple nonintegrated systems and standalone electronic medical record legacy software. By using Orb Health, Southcoast Health expects to reduce its time to implement chronic care management services and reduce costs. Orb … [Read more...] about Southcoast Health to use Orb Health for chronic care management services
Ever wondered why Manchester gets more investment than Liverpool and why so many hotels and student flats are being built here? One of the most important answers sounds dull and might surprise you - it’s the price of office space. City leaders say Liverpool city centre is so short of office space that it’s damaging our ability to attract new jobs and investment to the city. Other cities have more top-class new “Grade A” space ready to use, but there’s very little here. Estate agents say rents aren’t high enough to encourage developers to build offices, as those builders can’t make enough money on the deals. Those developers do feel they can make money from other developments, including student housing schemes and hotels . That's why - to the frustration of many ECHO readers - there are so many of those schemes and so few office developments that create jobs. In fact, many old offices have been converted into homes or hotels, meaning … [Read more...] about Is THIS why Manchester gets more jobs than Liverpool?