Brunelcare has now been recognised with a full set of major national awards for the end of life care provided by all four of it’s care homes.

Brunelcare’s Deerhurst and Robinson House care homes in Bristol and Glastonbury care home in Somerset, were among just 68 homes from across the UK to receive a Quality Hallmark Award in 2017 from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the UK’s largest provider of training in end of life care for health and social professionals.

Completing the set this February 2018, Brunelcare’s Saffron Gardens care home has just been recognised with their GSF accreditation!


  • Brunelcare’s Glastonbury care home was recognised by the GSF with the highest Platinum award for their end of life care.
  • Brunelcare’s Deerhurst and Robinson House were the first two care homes in Bristol to be recognised by the Gold Standards Framework.

Jan Little, Director of Care Homes for Brunelcare says:

“This is a fantastic achievement for all our homes within the Charity.

I am very proud of our care home teams who have all proven their hard work and commitment to providing the very best care for people who are either planning or nearing the end of their life.”

Gold Standards Framework 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.

Everyone in the home, ranging from nurses to the activities coordinator and catering teams, is involved in regular reviews with the residents. All aspects of their lives are considered including spiritual beliefs, personal interests and care preferences. Employees 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.

Almost 3,000 care homes have completed the GSF Care Homes programme since it was launched in 2004 and 600 have gained accreditation.

Pictured collecting award, below: Joy White, Manager Brunelcare’s Robinson House, and Lesley Hobbs, Manager Brunelcare’s Deerhurst care home.

Joy White and Lesley Hobbs

Press Coverage:

Care Home Professional, 1 March 2018

Healthcare Business Magazine, 1 March 2018

Bristol Post (Business), 14 March 2018

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