Devon nursing home celebrates Outstanding

Courtesy of the Sidmouth Herald

Sidmouth Nursing Home in Devon is celebrating being rated Outstanding by the CQC.

The home, which provides nursing or personal care for up to 29 people, including those with complex nursing needs and living with dementia, received Outstanding for being Caring and Well-led.

General manager Julie Casely said: “Our Outstanding CQC rating has been achieved by the outstanding dedication of a superb group of staff and I am immensely proud to represent them.

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“Our registered manager, Sherin John, heads up an exceptional team of nurses, carers, chefs and domestics. They have worked tirelessly to maintain and improve the quality of our care provision and have given everything in the process.”

The CQC commented: “The registered manager, management team and staff team were committed to ensuring people experienced an enhanced quality of life, which took into account individual wishes and beliefs.

“This meant people were valued and treated with equality. The inclusive ethos supported people to carry on living their lives, pursuing their interests and maintaining and building important relationships.”

Residents and their families and visiting professionals described the service as “excellent” and “one of the best”.

The CQC praised the home’s exceptional standards of end of life care, noting that palliative and GPS were highly complimentary of the service.

Julie added: “I do not underestimate this accolade. I would like to emphasise that my team possesses personal qualities that can only be admired. They are kind, compassionate, hardworking and skilled. Most importantly, they are committed to providing an environment which celebrates the individual, allowing life to be enjoyable for our residents, where they are loved and respected.”

To read the report, click here.

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