Outstanding rated service named GSF Care Home of the Year

An Outstanding rated South London nursing home has been named Care Home of the Year by the National Gold Standards Framework Centre for End of Life Care (GSF).

Nightingale House, which was the first care home in the UK to install and onsite nursery, was rated Outstanding by the CQC in August (see Care home with onsite nursery rated Outstanding).

The home, which has been accredited by the GSF for the fourth time, was praised for having achieved sustained, quality care.

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Simon Pedzisi, Director of Care and Services from Nightingale House, said: “Without a shadow of a doubt, GSF helped us achieve the Outstanding rating from CQC. For us to demonstrate high standards of care means we are demonstrating high standards of end of life care because of the age profile of our residents. GSF is the foundation of our care which means it is the foundation of our CQC rating.”

Nightingale House, a 215-bed home which has been providing residential, nursing and dementia care to the Jewish community for more than 175 years, was judged to be inspirational and delivering the best end of life care.

The judges said: “Nightingale House demonstrates an excellent level of dedication to living well until the end of life, and of understanding and compassionate care at the end of life. It offers deeply impressive, systematic, individual and movingly compassionate end of life care for residents.”

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