Care home scoops award

NHS AWARD FOR FRANKLIN HOUSE’S WORK TO STOP PRES­SURE PROB­LEMS

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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