Care home scoops award
NHS AWARD FOR FRANKLIN HOUSE’S WORK TO STOP PRESSURE PROBLEMS
A CARE home in West Drayton chas been recognised for its outstanding care of older people.
The Care UK team at Franklin House, off Rickards Close, was presented with the One Year Pressure Prevention award at a ceremony at the care home.
The award was presented by the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), in collaboration with Hillingdon TVN (Tissue Viability Nurses) and Hillingdon CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), which set up the prevention scheme. Franklin House was one of the first homes to sign up for the Hillingdon-based landmark scheme.
The unique scheme sees Tissue Viability Nurses working in cooperation with local care homes, including Franklin House, to offer care teams pressure prevention training.
The whole team at the home is involved in the pressure prevention process, from the housekeeping team to the home’s chefs, who use their expertise to provide adapted, tailored nutrition plans for every resident.
The award was presented to the home manager at Franklin House, Mathew V Mathew, by Collette Conway, the assistant director of nursing at CNWL, for his expertise in pressure prevention and his active involvement in this landmark trial for the past year.
Care UK head office representatives were also in attendance, including Eileen Coyle Jones, regional director for West London; Darren Pitcher, lead quality development manager; Michael Daley, quality development manager and Hannah Lee, marketing manager.
The home manager at Franklin House, Mathew V Mathew, said: “We take the care and comfort of the residents extremely seriously and are enormously proud of this award. It is wonderful for the hard working and dedicated team at Franklin House to be recognised for their conscientious and wholehearted commitment to the care of residents.”
For more information on Franklin House, call manager Mr Mathew on 0333 4343 031, or visit careuk.com/ franklin-house.
The team at Franklin House care home in West Drayton celebrate receiving the NHS award