Care homes achieve gold standard in end of life care


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Caring Times, September 2008

The first 35 care homes in the UK to have achieved ‘Gold Standard’ accreditation for end of life care have been named by Help the Aged and new charity Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care.

The Gold Standards Framework for Care Homes Training Programme (GSFCH), aims to improve the organisation and quality of care for residents in the last years of life, to improve team working with others and to reduce avoidable hospital admissions. To qualify for accreditation, care homes must have undertaken the full GSFCH Training programme over nine months, embedded this into their homes for at least six months and then undertake a rigorous accreditation process.

The gold standard care homes are:

Arboretum NH, Walsall

Fieldhead Park, West Yorkshire 

Guys Court care home, Lancashire

Sun Court nursing home

Norfolk Uplands at Oxon, Shrewsbury

Beckside care home, Lincoln

Ben Alexandra House NH, Merseyside

Eshcol House, Cornwall

Eversleigh, Leamin





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