Quality is important to us and quality assurance standards are an integral part of the design and implementation of our our projects and services. We utilise Prince2 Project Management techniques to ensure our approach is consistent and that we meet professional and internationally recognised quality standards in the development and delivery of our products, projects and services.
Additionally quality is embedded within the organisation as stated in our Values which form the basis of our Code of Conduct for all staff.
Whilst we are a small organisation all our operational activities have been developed in line with recommended best practice; such as those stated in the PQASSO Quality Standard Manual.
We have also achieved the Quality Mark under the Charity Excellence Framework which is shown at the bottom of the page. The Framework examines the following key areas of a charity: Strategy; Risk; Governance; People; Operations; Finance and Resources; Income Generation and Communications. This is a significant achievement for a small charity such as ours.
KEY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
MATRIX Neurological maintains a range of organisational policies to ensure we meet all our legal responsibilities. These clearly set out key policy aspects including current legislation, how they are implemented and managed and when they are due for review.
Our policies are reviewed on a regular basis as designated in the policy to ensure we remain compliant and operate within current legal frameworks. We are also part of a number of important Networks to ensure we remain up-to-date with current best practice. i.e. The Safe Network with regards to Safeguarding Issues.
All our designated staff are trained Core Level 3 of the Tees-wide Safeguarding Procedures and undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
In line with the organisations quality management system, MATRIX Neurological has all appropriate insurances in place including;
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab centres. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."