SWICC hailed as the PLACE to be

By Anita Jaynes on September 3, 2014

SEQOL-run Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC), which is based next door to the Great Western Hospital, has recently achieved top marks in its annual Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE).

SwICC, which provides client-centred treatment and rehabilitation for long term health conditions, was inspected and scored on a number of different aspects, including cleanliness; food; privacy, dignity and wellbeing; and condition, appearance and maintenance.

The assessments see local people go into in-patient facilities as part of teams to assess how the environment supports these four areas. The results show how local performance compares nationally.

SwICC received an overall score of 95%, with an almost perfect score of 99.4% for cleanliness.

The centre was also above the national averages from last year’s inspections, scoring 94.3% for food and 97.2% for condition, appearance and maintenance of the building.

Jan Trethewey, SEQOL Customer Experience Director,  said: “SwICC’s approach to care is truly centred around the  individual and wherever possible enables people to regain confidence and return back to their former lives following  a stay in the unit . A good care environment has a positive impact on people’s wellbeing, helping them to regain their health and mobility.

“We are extremely proud of the scores we have achieved at SwICC, which show the hard work and dedication of our SEQOL colleagues and Carillion staff to ensuring that the people of Swindon have the best experience possible.”

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