Neville childhood epilepsy centre gets top honours – twice over!
A specialist medical centre focussing on childhood epilepsy has won a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) building excellence award and has also been highly praised in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre is part of The Young Epilepsy (Young Epilepsy) and is based on the charity’s campus in Lingfield, Surrey.
Up against nine other finalists, the Centre won Best Community Development. It was designed by the Lee Evans Partnership and built by Buxton Building Contractors Ltd. Funded by donors, it was opened in November 2009 by Lord (Geoffrey) Howe.
In addition, the Care Quality Commission carried out an inspection of the Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre and its services and found both the facilities and the staff to be first rate.
Head of Health Services at Young Epilepsy, Hayley Bath, said,
I am so pleased and proud for everyone here at the Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre. The CQC Inspectors felt it had been a privilege to visit the Centre and expressed how professional and committed they found the staff. They also said how much they enjoyed the day as everyone was so friendly and helpful.
To win such a prestigious ward within a year of opening is a great honour too. So much hard work went in to getting the details of the Centre right, it’s great to see it already paying off.