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Grove Court Care Home Wins National Award for Outstanding Care Provision

Grove Court has been awarded a national Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Quality Hallmark Award for its delivery of end of life care during the pandemic.

Grove Court is one of 42 care homes, primary care, domiciliary care agency and hospitals from across the country that will receive the prestigious GSF quality hallmark at the virtual ceremony. The Gold Standards Framework Centre, 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 successfully adapted and moved online to adhere to COVID-19 regulations. The training has been a huge success, supporting both families and patients to discuss end of life care planning and what matters to them most.

Emily Tooke, Clinical Care Manager at Grove Court Care Home said:
“We have done it again! I am so immensely proud of all of our staff for working together to deliver the highest standard of end of life care. But it isn’t just about the care, it is so much more than that. From providing relaxing and comfortable accommodation and beautifully landscaped gardens to restaurant style dining and service excellence. Throughout the coronavirus struggle, these extra touches provided the positivity we all needed.”

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Lead Nurse for GSF said: “Congratulations to all 12 organisations that have successfully achieved accreditation and reaccreditation. The last two years have posed some incredible challenges to the health and social care workforce, so we are very proud of all of our successful applicants that took the time to submit their portfolios of evidence. There has never been a more important time to ensure we deliver quality end of life care, well done to you all!”