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Bluebirds is named 'Care Home of the Year'

Fri 19 Nov 2021 - posted by PJ Care
PJ Care's Bluebirds neurological care centre has been named 'Care Home of the Year 2021' for its outstanding end-of-life care.

The centre in Shenley Lodge beat off competition from 10 other care homes to receive the Gold Standards Framework award.

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

Colleen Brothers, manager at Bluebirds, said:

We are delighted to be awarded GSF Care Home of the Year 2021. This accolade has been well received by all at Bluebirds and the wider team at PJ Care.

"After nearly a decade of sustaining this well-respected accreditation, this has highlighted that GSF has significantly contributed to the high quality of care we provide to our residents, both in the end stages of life and when promoting a quality of life throughout our residents' whole journey with us.”

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Lead Nurse for GSF said:

“We were so proud to have awarded Care Home of the Year to the team at Bluebirds and to see that they are continuing to develop their service. They have incorporated the soul midwives philosophy to enhance the care of the dying and the chef is aiming for a Michelin Star in the future for their food preparation.

"Congratulations for continually striving to make individuals' end of life care experience the best that it can be.”

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