Tuesday 17 September 2019
Guernsey's Maternity Services have secured the prestigious Blue SCAPE status following three years of successful SCAPE audits.
SCAPE, which stands for 'Safe, Clean and Personal Everytime' is a nationally-recognised, independent audit. The audit looks at a wide range of care criteria including the environment, leadership, safety and service user engagement. Medical wards and departments must meet SCAPE standards for three years in a row to be awarded Blue SCAPE status, signifying 'an excellent standard for service users and staff.'
In the case of Guernsey's Loveridge Ward, the audit team were particularly impressed with the organisation of the maternity service and the enthusiasm of the team.
Annabel Nicholas, Head of Midwifery & Paediatrics said:
'Achieving Blue SCAPE status is a major success and it reflects the hard work of the whole of team over recent years. We believe we've gone a long way in ensuring we meet the highest standards and maintain the confidence of the community, but it's great to have that endorsed by the independent SCAPE audit team.'
Deputy Heidi Soulsby, Health & Social Care Committee President said:
'I'm really proud of our maternity team, this is a massive achievement. It has taken a lot of dedication and hard work but the staff are incredibly dedicated and have a really positive, proactive attitude. Their Blue SCAPE status is well deserved.'