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High Wycombe care home wins national award for providing outstanding end-of-life care

| August 24, 2021

Royal Star & Garter Nurse Iuliana Hodson, who led the GFS project at the Home, with Home Manager Reggie Ballos (right). (Image supplied by Royal Star & Garter)

A High Wycombe care home has won a national award for providing outstanding end-of-life care.

The Royal Star & Garter in High Wycombe has been awarded a national Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Quality Hallmark Award for its delivery of end-of-life care.

The award was given as part of the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Virtual Awards, which recognises health and social care providers delivering quality care in the final year of life.

The home in Hughenden Avenue provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia. It is one of a cohort of 59 GP practices, care homes, retirement villages and hospital wards which will receive the prestigious GSF quality hallmark across the country during a virtual ceremony.

The Gold Standards Framework Centre, in association with Hospice UK, provides expert training for front-line staff in health and social care, to enable a ‘gold standard’ of care for people nearing the end of life.

Before the pandemic hit, GSF provided face-to-face workshops, but has successfully adapted and moved online to adhere to Covid regulations. The training has been a huge success, and has supported both families and residents with end-of-life care planning and what matters to them at this time.

Reggie Ballos, Manager of the Royal Star & Garter Home in High Wycombe, said: ‘We are delighted to achieve a Gold Standard Framework accreditation. I feel both proud and happy as this is a result of our dedication and passion in providing exceptional care to all residents nearing the end of their lives.

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Lead Nurse for GSF, said: ‘Congratulations to all organisations that have successfully achieved accreditation and reaccreditation. The last year has been an incredibly difficult time for all health and social care providers and taking the time to complete their GSF accreditation is to be commended. Good quality end of life care has never been more important, especially due to the impact of the pandemic we have all faced.

The Royal Star & Garter home in High Wycombe is welcoming new residents. Further information can be found on the Royal Star & Garter website.

Further information about the Gold Standards Framework can be found on the Gold Standards Framework website.

*Source of information : Press release from Royal Star & Garter.

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