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Gold standard for All Hallows home

PUBLISHED: 15:57 24 July 2008 | UPDATED: 07:32 01 August 2010

ALL Hallows Nursing Home in Bungay has received the National Award for the Accreditation for the Gold Standards Framework for improving the care for people nearing the end of their life (GSF).

ALL Hallows Nursing Home in Bungay has received the National Award for the Accreditation for the Gold Standards Framework for improving the care for people nearing the end of their life (GSF).

The GSF programme aims to improve the quality of care provided for residents from admission to the home, to improve collaboration with GPs, primary care teams and specialists and to reduce avoidable hospital admissions in the final stage of life.

The nursing home was one of just 34 from across the whole of the UK, one of just three across Norfolk and Suffolk, and one of only four in East Anglia to receive the award.

The home has undertaken workshops, training sessions and developed new ways of working which enabled it to achieve the standard and to be officially recognised as leading the way in nursing care provision.

Dr Keri Thomas, national spokesman for the Gold Standards Framework said: “We heartily congratulate these homes.

“They undertook the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes Training Programme, a nine-month quality improvement programme.

“They demonstrated the high standard of care required by the assessors from the national GSF team, supported by Help the Aged, and Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care. The award recognises and affirms excellence, is a means of quality assurance for residents, their families and commissioners.”

While the scheme has been running for a couple of years as a pilot, this year is the first time that nursing homes have been awarded full accreditation. All the homes awarded accreditation this year will be reviewed every two to three years to ensure the standard is maintained.

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