Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability receives Leaders in Safeguarding Gold Award

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability receives Leaders in Safeguarding Gold Award

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is delighted to have received the Leaders in Safeguarding Gold Award for its ‘Outstanding Safeguarding Culture’.

Leaders in Safeguarding assesses the effectiveness of an organisation’s safety arrangements in ensuring the welfare of children and, in the RHN’s case, vulnerable adults. The panel consists of expert professionals from health, education, social care and statutory inspection sectors.

Completion of the audit requires multiple standards to be met, including effective safeguarding policies, procedures and systems, safer recruitment practices and highly effective supervision and support.

Following a very thorough external review of our safeguarding practices, the RHN has been granted an exceptional discretionary award. The award celebrates organisations with highly effective and robust safeguarding arrangements. It is awarded to organisations in recognition of their provision, practice and commitment to patient’s and resident’s safety.

Sorin Neacsu, Head of Safeguarding said “We are so proud to have been awarded the Leaders in Safeguarding accreditation at a Gold standard in recognition of the RHN’s outstanding safeguarding culture. To receive the Gold Award is a testament to all RHN colleagues and their dedication to the safety and welfare of those we care for, which has always remained our number one priority.”

Della Warren, Director of Nursing, said “We are delighted to have received such amazing feedback from Leaders in Safeguarding. This is a tremendous achievement which has been made possible by the Safeguarding Team and all staff who work to ensure the safety of our patients and residents. The RHN will continue to deliver outstanding safeguarding measures, keeping patient and resident welfare and safety at the centre of everything we do.”

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability was also recognised for its outstanding safeguarding practice when it received its ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission in 2021 and will continue to provide outstanding safeguarding measures for all of the hospital’s patients and residents.

Thank you to the RHN’s Safeguarding Team and all staff who have contributed to this fantastic recognition award.