Care home celebrates Outstanding in all categories

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Godswell Park in Bloxham, Oxfordshire is celebrating becoming one of only a handful of services to achieve Outstanding in all five CQC categories.

The home provides nursing care and support for older people, some of whom may be living with a variety of physical disabilities, including Parkinson’s disease or stroke, or who may be requiring palliative care.

Michael Bone, chairman of Godswell Park, said: “I am so very delighted with these results which endorse our complete commitment to offering the best that is possible in nursing care.  I was inspired to set up a care home after the struggle I had to find a place that could care well for my own mother, and this is a wonderful legacy for her.”

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Deborah Ivanova, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, added:  “We observed staff demonstrating kindness, respect and compassion by focusing on the well-being of people and going above and beyond their regular duties.

“It is encouraging to see a service where the care provided is of such high quality. The service demonstrates a real commitment to innovation and using technology to improve the lives of people in the service. For each person living there the care is truly individual and personalised.”

Godswell Park’s management has invested heavily in staff training and personal development, as well as technology and equipment.  The home has a computerised care planning and medication system to ensure it offers the most advanced approaches to residents’ care.

The service boasts extensive grounds, including an eight acre accessible garden and its own flock of sheep.

Design innovations at the home include a first of its kind sun room with sandy beach.

Michael added: “Elderly people requiring nursing care are some of the most vulnerable in our society. It is important that staff have ample time to support them individually so that each resident may continue to live as fulfilling a life as possible.

“To achieve this with an outstanding score means not only that this is happening, but that it is carried out to the highest standards, with kindness and care.”

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