Woodland’s Manor and Cedar Grange win national award for providing outstanding palliative and end of life care
SOUTHPORT care homes Woodland’s Manor and Cedar Grange win national award for providing outstanding palliative and end of life care
Both Cedars Care Group homes have been awarded a national Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Quality Hallmark Award for its delivery of end-of-life care during the pandemic.
The Award was given as part of the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Virtual Awards, which recognises health and social care providers delivering quality care in the final year of life.
Woodland’s Manor and Cedar Grange are 2 of 59 GP practices, care homes, retirement villages, and hospital wards, which will receive the prestigious GSF quality hallmark across the country during the virtual ceremony.
The Gold Standards Framework Centre, in association with Hospice UK, provides expert training for frontline staff in health and social care, to enable a ‘gold standard’ of care for people nearing end of life.
Before the pandemic hit, GSF provided face-to-face workshops, but have successfully adapted and moved online to adhere to COVID-19 regulations. The training has been a huge success, and has supported both families and patients to discuss end of life care planning and what matters to them at the end of life.
Vanessa Rigby and Liz Seville who have coordinated the GSF for both homes say, “ we are very proud of attaining our Platinum award, the support from our CEO Ty Yilmaz, all the Senior Management team and the staff at both homes who have worked very hard to keep our residents safe, especially over this very testing period of Covid 19. The care of our residents is paramount and the achievement of the award tells us all that we are continuing to ensure GSF is best practice within the homes. The high standard of end-of-life care is always at the forefront of what we do best and our GSF hallmark is proof of that.”
Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Lead Nurse for GSF said: “Congratulations to all organisations that have successfully achieved accreditation and reaccreditation. The last year has been an incredibly difficult time for all health and social care providers and taking the time to complete their GSF accreditation is to be commended. Good quality end of life care has never been more important, especially due to the impact of the pandemic we have all faced. Witnessing so many centres signing up to learn more and gain GSF accreditation so they too can support people at the end of life is fantastic to see.”
To find out more about the Gold Standards Framework, visit https://www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk/
Hospice UK is the national charity working for those experiencing dying, death and bereavement. We work for the benefit of people affected by death and dying, collaborating with our hospice members and other partners who work in end of life care. Our hospice members influence and guide our work to put people at the center of all we do.
We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life.