nursing home team celebrates national award
Burnham-On-Sea nursing home has been recognised with a major national
award - for a second time.
Lodge Nursing Home is among 20 homes from across England to win
a Quality Hallmark Award, three years after receiving the prestigious
honour from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre,
the UKs largest provider of training in end of life care.
Hammond, Manager of Burnham Lodge, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are delighted to receive the GSF Platinum award. All of our team
work tirelessly to ensure that all the residents at Burnham Lodge
receive the best care. This award recognises the excellent teamwork
and commitment to our residents and relatives on a daily basis."
added that open and effective dialogue, initiated at the earliest
possible opportunity with residents and their families, helped ensure
that staff could deliver the care residents wanted right up
until the end of their life.
is about engaging all staff in all aspects of residents care.
Everyone in the home, ranging from nurses to the activities co-ordinator
and catering staff, is involved in regular reviews with the residents.
said: "Staff talk to the residents about their end of life
care, giving them the opportunity to make decisions and say what
they want. This has helped the residents and their families feel
secure that they will be comfortable and their preferences considered
at all times."
satisfying the team of expert assessors who visited the home that
they were still meeting the necessary 20 quality standards, ranging
from leadership and support to dignity and respect, Burnham Lodge
Nursing Home has proved that it has embedded all the elements necessary
for good care for all of its residents right up until the end of
their lives. Homes that demonstrate their credential for the second
time are recognised with the Platinum award.
GSF Quality Hallmark Awards are presented to homes that demonstrate
real improvement in the quality of care they provide. Many halve
the number of their residents dying in hospital as well as halving
crisis hospital admissions, leading to greater satisfaction for
families, residents and staff and significant cost savings for the
Frank Ursell said: "Residents and their families want care
homes to provide them with compassionate, personalised care, in
line with their wishes, right up until the end of their life. The
Gold Standards Framework has been instrumental in giving the care
home workforce the skills to give people that quality of care they
deserve. Its an honour to be able to present awards to those
homes that are leading the way in end of life care."
"Everyone in the home, ranging from nurses to the activities
coordinator and catering staff, is involved in regular reviews with
the residents. All aspects of their lives are considered including
spiritual beliefs, personal interests and care preferences. Staff
talk to the residents about their end of life care, giving them
the opportunity to make decisions and say what they want. This has
helped the residents and their families feel secure that they will
be comfortable and their preferences considered at all times."
Keating, GSF Managing Director, added: "The aim of the Gold
Standards Framework is to help care homes ensure they are delivering
quality care for all of their residents not just today but for tomorrow
and the next day. Burnham Lodge has proved that its commitment to
personalised, compassionate care is long term and should be congratulated
for its efforts."
3,000 care homes have completed the GSF Care Homes programme since
it was launched in 2004 and 600 have gone on to become accredited.