Brunelcare’s Deerhurst and Robinson House care homes have achieved the success of winning a Quality Hallmark Award from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the UK’s largest provider of training in end of life care.

Notably, Deerhurst and Robinson House are the first and only two care homes in Bristol and South Gloucestershire with this accreditation!

Employees from the homes received the award from Frank Ursell, CEO of the Registered Nursing Home Association, at a special ceremony in Wolverhampton on 31 March. (Pictured: Joy White, Manager Robinson House and Lesley Hobbs, Manager Deerhurst.)

Jan Little, Brunelcare’s Director of Care Homes, said:

“Brunelcare understands the importance of providing exceptional care for people living with us from the time they move into one of our homes until the time they leave us. In line with the Department of Health strategy Gold Standard for Care Homes, ‘hoping for the best whilst planning for the worst’ enables a more proactive approach and ensures that it is more likely that the right thing happens at the right time.”

GSF Quality Hallmark Awards are presented to homes that demonstrate real improvement in the quality of care they provide. Homes must achieve 20 quality standards, ranging from leadership and support to dignity and respect, as well as submit a portfolio of evidence. Typically, GSF homes halve the number of their residents that die in hospital and halve crisis hospital admissions, leading to greater satisfaction for residents, their families and staff as well as significant cost savings for the NHS.

Anne Keating, Managing Director of GSF, said:

“Robinson House and Deerhurst Nursing Home demonstrated not only a commitment to care for residents according to their wishes right up until the end of their lives, but also put in place all of the measures required to ensure that they can actually provide that care.  Their care home teams should be congratulated for putting Gold quality care at the heart of what they do.”

Our Glastonbury care home is also a Gold Standard home, accredited with Beacon status.

For more details, please read our full press release

Press Coverage: The Carehome Environment (web), 10 April 2017

Press Coverage: The Bristol Post, 19 April 2017

Press Coverage: The Week in, 19 April 2017

Press Coverage: National Care Forum (web), 19 April 2017

Press Coverage: The Carer (web), 20 April 2017

Press Coverage: Healthcare Business Magazine, 1 May 2017

Press Coverage: The Care Home Environment (magazine), 2 May 2017

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