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Delight as nursing home wins care gold standard.

A MIDDLESBROUGH nursing home has proved a shining example to others after achieving a gold standard in expert care.

Guidance from clinicians employed by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust allowed Burlam Road Nursing Home, in Acklam, to become only the fourth across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland to gain the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Care Home accreditation.

The GSF Training Programme has been running since 2004 and aims to enable residents of care homes to live well in their final years of life.

One of the great benefits is improved collaboration with GPs, community nursing teams and specialist palliative care teams, which aims to reduce the need for residents to be in hospital by working with them and their families.

Staff from Burlam Road nursing home received the award at a special celebration ceremony in London.

Sue Gent, a Macmillan clinical nurse specialist in palliative care employed by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, assisted staff on the programme.

She said: "As a Macmillan clinical nurse specialist and a GSF facilitator I am extremely proud of the hard work and continued dedication shown by all the staff to residents within their care."

Karen Miller, manager at Burlam Road Nursing Home, said: "I am extremely proud of all of my staff for the hard work and commitment put into the Gold Standard programme. It has enhanced not only end-of-life care within the home, but all standards of care."
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 7, 2012
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