A positive start for the CQC hospice services report.

BBC News:

More than 90% of England’s hospices inspected so far have been rated as “good” or “outstanding”, the care watchdog said.
 The ratings come a year after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduced more rigorous assessments.
 Andrea Sutcliffe, its chief inspector of adult social care, said the results were “encouraging” and “what people deserve” at the end of their lives.

This is a refreshing change from the usual headline regarding end-of-life care in the UK. I don’t link to many of the news reports that make it to my inbox as they are all so similar, and often show severe concern about the sustainability of quality in the service.

If the news reports are so consistently negative, but the investigation shows “good” and “outstanding” care. Where is the dissonance between the two occurring? Also from that article:

So far 37 hospice services have been inspected, out of a total of 324.

Maybe we’ll know more after the next 287 findings are published.

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34493859