Brunelcare completes full set of ‘Gold’ awards for end of life care

BubaTouray with Brunelcare Saffron Gardens GSF accreditation letter

Brunelcare has been recognised with a set of major national awards for end of life care provided by all four of its care homes.

The charity reached its special milestone this month when its Saffron Gardens care home was awarded with the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) end of life care award.

Jan Little, Director of Care Homes for Brunelcare, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for all our homes within the charity.

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“I am very proud of our care home teams who have all proven their hard work and commitment to providing the very best care for people who are either planning or nearing the end of their life.”

Saffron’s recognition comes after Brunelcare’s Deerhurst and Robinson House were the first two care homes in Bristol to be recognised by the Gold Standards Framework in 2017 for their expertise in providing end of life care.

Brunelcare’s Glastonbury care home has also been recognised by the GSF with the highest Platinum award for its end of life care.

GSF Quality Hallmark Awards are presented to homes that demonstrate real improvement in the quality of care they provide. Homes must achieve 20 quality standards, ranging from leadership and support to dignity and respect, as well as submit a portfolio of evidence. Typically, GSF homes halve the number of their residents that die in hospital and halve crisis hospital admissions, leading to greater satisfaction for residents, their families and staff as well as significant cost savings for the NHS.

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