proud to display their GSF platinum status
- Nov. 26, 2018
-- The nursing and dementia care specialists have proven yet again their dedication to high standards by progressing from '"Beacon" status to that of a "GSF Platinum" status after continually meeting the rigorous GSF standards since 2009.
The award focuses on organisational and systems change within the home that supports all elderly residents as they near the end of their lives, and leads to quality assurance that is recognised by the CQC, NHS Choices, commissioners, and by other indications of quality provision.
Caroline Rowland, matron of Prospect House for the last 30 years, comments on achieving this prestigious status: "We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious award.
"We have always prided ourselves on the excellent care we provide and GSF has helped us formalise this taking our care to the next level, ensuring that residents receive the high quality care they want in their chosen place as they face the last stage of their lives.
"I am so grateful to my team for their continual hard work and dedication."
GSF was originally developed in 2000 as a grass roots initiative to improve primary palliative care from within primary care. Developed by Dr Keri Thomas, a GP with a special interest in Palliative Care, supported by a multidisciplinary reference group of specialists and generalists it was first piloted in Yorkshire in 2001, followed by a national phased programme supported by the NHS, Macmillan and more recently the DH End of Life Care Programme.
For more information on the services provided, call 01948 860011 or visit http://www.prospecthousemalpas.co.uk