Tricuro care homes strike platinum for quality care – National Gold Standards Framework Awards

By 2nd October 2018 News

The photo shows Mrs Mary Finch collecting Avon View’s platinum Quality award.  Mary’s husband John lived at Avon View until he passed away earlier in the year, and Mary continues to support the home.

Further information about the Gold Standards Framework can be found here

Tricuro care homes provide the best possible care for their residents right up until the end of their lives, demonstrating excellence in providing end of life care.  Four of these homes have been recognised with a major national award for a second time.

Avon View in Christchurch; The Hayes in Sherborne; Castleman House in Blandford and Anglebury Court in Wareham are among just 70 homes from across England to win a National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) quality hallmark award for end of life care for the second time, three years after receiving the prestigious honour for the first time.  Homes that are accredited for the second time are presented with the Platinum award, the highest level of recognition.  The awards were presented by Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, at a special ceremony in London.

Professor Keri Thomas, GSF Founder and National Clinical Director, said: “The homes have proved their commitment to providing personalised, compassionate care is long term and should be congratulated for their efforts.   Residents can feel reassured that staff are dedicated to delivering a high standard of co-ordinated care, in line with their wishes, right up to the end of their lives”.

Three thousand care homes have completed the National GSF Care Homes programme since its launch in 2004, 700 of which have been accredited with the gold award.   Tricuro’s other 3 care homes for older people have already received the gold standard award and will be going for platinum status at the appropriate time.  Tricuro’s other registered services, which include care homes for people with learning disabilities and care at home/reablement services, are all in the process of completing the GSF care programmes for accreditation status.