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Queensway wins Award for End of Care Life

Staff and clients from Queensway nursing home for people with a learning disability are celebrating after achieving a national award recognising their high quality of care for people nearing the end of life.

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Queensway recognised amongst best in the UK

Queensway a registered nursing home received a Beacon Status as part of Gold Standard Framework (GSF) in Care Homes Quality Hallmark awards.

The GSF helps homes like Queensway improve the quality of care provided to clients to live well as they near the end of their lives and prevent inappropriate hospital admissions, enabling more people to remain at home with support according to their preferred wishes.

Dawn Moran, Home Manager at Queensway said ‘’We are delighted to have beenQueensway GSF Award awarded this prestigious accolade.We have always prided ourselves on the excellent care we have provided for our clients.GSF has helped us formalise this and take our care to the next level with enhanced knowledge and skills ensuring that the clients enjoy their lives, receiving the high quality care they want in their chosen place right up to the end’’.

These care homes that have received the GSF Quality Hallmark Award have demonstrated a real improvement in the quality of care they provide.Research shows that these homes halve the number of people dying in hospital and reduce crisis admissions.This leads to greater satisfaction for families, people themselves and staff whilst reducing costs significantly for the NHS.

Professor Keri Thomas, GSF National Clinical Lead said ‘’GSF has become recognised as the kite awarded model of best practice for end of life care in care homes, helping individuals and their families to identify homes delivering high quality care, ‘A Gold Standard’ of care for all their residents as they come to the last stage of their life.All of the nearly 350 homes to have been accredited are setting the standard for homes across the country’’.