Home gets gold standard for end of life care

Willan House owner John Shiers and manager Christine Shiers receive their award from Amanda Cheesley, Royal College of Nursing, Lead nurse End of Life Care EMN-150520-111722001

Willan House owner John Shiers and manager Christine Shiers receive their award from Amanda Cheesley, Royal College of Nursing, Lead nurse End of Life Care EMN-150520-111722001

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A Rasen area care home dedicated to providing the best possible care, right up to the end of life, has received a major national award.

Willan House at Stainfield was among 15 homes from across the UK to achieve the success in winning a Quality Hallmark Award from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the UK’s largest provider of training in end of life care.

Staff from the home received the award at a special ceremony at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in London.

“We are very proud of the way care is provided to residents at Willan House and this is great recognition for the efforts all the staff have put in to ensure that residents receive dignified and person-centred care right up to the end of their life,” said Christine Shiers, the Manager at Willan House.

“We are a small, privately owned residential home in rural Lincolnshire and to achieve ‘Commend’ status at the first attempt is a credit to the staff.”

GSF Quality Hallmark Awards are presented to homes that demonstrate real improvement in the quality of care they provide.

To be accredited, the home had to show it met strict criteria in 20 different areas, ranging from leadership and support to dignity and respect, as well as submit a portfolio of evidence, with everyone from care staff to catering staff involved.