St Anthony’s Hospital is committed to sound policies and practices that support its effective operation. We consistently plan to meet the requirements of our patients, their visitors, consultants, our volunteers and our staff. Through a well-trained, effective and motivated workforce we aim to take the hospital forward within a culture of continuous improvement and an environment that maintains the principles underpinning both corporate and clinical governance.
In England, the Care Quality Commission are responsible for assessing and reporting on the performance of both NHS and independent healthcare organisations, to ensure that they are providing a high standard of care. They also aim to encourage providers to continually improve their services and the way they work.
St Anthony’s Hospital has been inspected against the National Minimum Standards regulations since their inception in 2002. An archive of the Care Quality Commission Inspection reports can be found on the Care Quality Commission website.
St Anthony’s Hospital has been a recognised Investor in People since 1994. The Hospital regards its staff as its greatest asset and takes pride in its targeted training programmes and high rates of staff retention. The Hospital is required to be inspected against prescribed IIP standards once every three years in order to maintain its IIP status. It last underwent and passed inspection in October 2007. The report’s executive summary stated that "St Anthony's hospital is a successful and happy organisation where the care of patients and staff are a top priority… St Anthony's has a personal approach to staff, an ethos of caring and delivers the highest standard of care to patients."
St Anthony’s Hospital has achieved and maintains Clinical Pathology Accreditation. This scheme provides assurance that the pathology service provided is of high quality and meets defined standards of practice. The Hospital was last inspected in July 2007.
The Hospital receives periodic visits from the local Environmental Health Inspectors. Assessing the Hospital Hotel Services standards of cleanliness and working practice the Hospital gains an additional assurance that its standards are high and remain so.
In 2007, the Hospital received a Five Star hygiene rating following an unannounced visit by the Senior Environmental Health Officer for the London Borough of Sutton. In effect, this award, that is part of the Food Standards Agency initiative "Scores on the Doors" confirms that the Hospital has achieved very high standards of food safety management and is fully compliant with food safety legislation