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It's double Platinum for PJ Care

Thu 24 May 2018 - posted by PJ Care

Specialist neurological care provider PJ Care are celebrating once again as they are accredited Platinum by the Gold Standards Framework.

Coming hot on the heels of their platinum accreditation from Investors in People, this latest award demonstrates the company’s dedication to exceptional care as well as their staff.

The Gold Standards Framework is a nationally recognised organisation who provide training and are responsible for assessing registered care providers in end of life care.

The award, which recognises the very high standard of care and compassion for residents and their relatives as an emotionally difficult time was given to the company’s Bluebirds care centre, the first centre opened by the company in 2001.

A delighted Micheala Russell; Unit Manager of Bluebirds commented: “I am so happy and I know the whole team will be so proud. It’s a fitting reflection on all the great work they all do daily, not only during end of life care but for all our residents.” She continued; “Gold Standards Framework enables providers to deliver a “gold” standard of care to those nearing the end of their lives. It reduces hospitalisation and focuses on the co-ordination of care for the right people at the right time.”

Neil Russell, Chair of PJ Care added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received platinum accreditation by the GSF. Bluebirds have demonstrated that they have sustained an exceptionally high standard of end of life care over many years. We are a learning organisation and we are continually looking to find ways to improve and this accreditation demonstrates we have developed and improved, delivering best practice to encourage and inspire others.”

Neil added: “Bluebirds actually scored an outstanding across every area of the assessment with the highest level of excellent achieved in all domains. We are all so proud of the team!”

The Gold Standards Framework assessors were so impressed with the care provided by PJ Care and specifically Bluebirds care centre, they have been nominated for the GSF “Care Home of the Year” award. PJ Care have also this year been awarded “Best Specialist Care Provider” and “Best Care Home Group” at the prestigious National Care Homes Awards.

For further details on PJ Care, or on how to become a member of our team please contact us.


We are all aware that these are very difficult times and that nearly everyone has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 virus.

Here at PJ Care we are taking every precaution and doing all we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff and their families and loved ones. We have put many new systems in place to ensure the wellbeing of all, including heightened infection control procedures, restrictions on visitors to our buildings and reducing staff movement between Units.

As a result of the inconsistencies in conducting tests and the inability to carry out antibody tests, we have taken the decision to cease all new admissions until the situation is clearer. We have taken this decision to protect our existing residents, all of whom are vulnerable and at high risk should the virus get into one of our buildings.

As with all aspects of the situation this will be reviewed daily by our board and senior management team, who are meeting daily via video conference to review the latest situation and make changes to our processes as required.

We provide our staff team, residents and relatives with daily updates and ensure that everyone is able to keep in touch as much as possible in the circumstances. If you have any concerns or enquiries relating to the current situation, please get in touch on

Staff access into our buildings is strictly controlled, and all other non-essential access is not permitted. Staff and residents are given regular health checks throughout the day to ensure they remain healthy and safe. Safe systems are in place to recruit and train temporary cover for staff who have to self-isolate. Our staffing numbers remain at our usual high levels.

While there are reports of shortages of some equipment and distribution by suppliers is rationed, we are confident that we have sufficient supply to meet the needs of our residents. We continue to do all we can to protect those in our care and the incredible people who look after them every day.

We will provide regular updates via our social media channels and on our website, but should you have any questions about anything we do please get in touch via the contact page on the website

Take care and stay healthy

Neil Russell