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Another major award for Wolfeton Manor

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Published at 1:09pm 19th March 2019.

A Dorset care home dedicated to providing the best possible care for all its residents right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a major national award - for the third time.

Wolfeton Manor, in Charminster near Dorchester is one of 35 homes from across England to have repeated its success in winning the 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 will receive the award from Vic Rayner, Executive Director of National Care Forum, at a special ceremony in London on 5 April.

Vic Rayner said: "Residents in Gold Standards Framework accredited care homes like Wolfeton Manor are receiving the personalised, proactive care people want and deserve as they approach the end of their life.

These homes should be congratulated for being frontrunners by embedding the principles of the newly published NHS Long Term Plan ahead of time, helping more people die where and how they would choose as well as reducing avoidable hospital admissions."



Manager Claire Saxton said, "We are delighted to be a platinum home and to have received this award for the third time. The staff at the home are extremely proactive in providing high quality care to residents and it really shows.

Residents at Wolfeton Manor are encouraged to live their lives as if they were at home, it's all about living well. By talking about death openly we can ensure that Resident's choices and wishes are discussed and recorded, and we can work with our local GPs and District nurses to support more people to die in the environment they choose, being cared for by people they know."

"The Gold Standards Framework has given staff the knowledge, confidence and training to talk about dying with residents, and to find out what they can do to make our residents happy and comfortable. From having pets, going to the cinema, an ice cream on the beach or one last trip on a boat, it has been inspired by GSF's "living well until you die."

Residents at Wolfeton Manor are supported by a team of highly trained, compassionate and vibrant staff. The Platinum award we have received demonstrates how caring and professional the staff are, and the clear benefits it has for people that live here, as well as their friends and family."

Professor Keri Thomas, GSF Founder and National Clinical Director, said: "The aim of the Gold Standards Framework is to help care homes ensure they are delivering quality care for all of their residents not just today but for tomorrow and the next day. Wolfeton Manor has proved that its commitment to providing personalised, compassionate care is long term and should be congratulated for its efforts. Its residents can feel reassured that staff are dedicated to delivering a high standard of coordinated care, in line with their wishes right up until the end of their life."

The GSF Care Homes Training Programme and Accreditation is recognised by Care England, National Care Forum, National Care Association and Registered Nursing Home Association and by Skills for Care as an Excellent Provider.

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