A care home based in the East Lancashire village of Chatburn has received a Gold Standard award for its exceptional quality end of life care service.
The Manor House Nursing Home was honoured with the national award as part of the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) in the Care Homes Quality Hallmark Awards. Management and staff at the home accepted the prestigious award at the International End of Life Care Conference in London.
The Gold Standards Framework aims to support facilities like the Manor House Nursing Home to increase care provisions for people approaching the end of their lives. The overall aim is to ensure that as many people as possible can die in their preferred place of care – the care home – rather than on an overcrowded hospital ward.
The managers of the Manor House, Karen Walker and Cath Mellin, praised the whole team at the care home, all of whom have undergone extensive end of life care training. They said:
“We must take this opportunity to thank all the staff for attending the training and adapting to the changes to enable us to gain accreditation. We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious award. We have always prided ourselves on the excellent care we have provided our residents.”