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Milverton Gate the first Care Home in Coventry accredited with ‘React to Red’

Milverton Gates Care Home has been the first Four Seasons Home in Coventry to have received their ‘React to Red Skin’ programme accreditation.

Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “This has been a fantastic achievement for the team at Milverton Gate. I am very proud of all the hard work they have put in to meet the standards of the react to red programme, and the positive impact it has had on the home.”

The react to red skin programme educates staff in preventing the incidence of avoidable pressure ulcers which is an essential goal in any care environment.

The home has benefitted from resources, training and the support provided by the clinical commissioning group throughout the programme.

Kerry Craddock added: “I want to thank everyone from the clinical commissioning group who have helped and supported us through this programme. By achieving this accreditation we can reiterate to residents and their families that we do have their care at the heart of everything we do.”

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care, said: “I want to congratulate the team at Milverton Gate for all of their hard work and commitment. This accreditation is great news and highlights the positive work the home is doing to keep resident care at the centre of everything it does.”

Tara Shields, Clinical Support Nurse from the Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “On discussing the campaign with the manager, it was clear she was enthusiastic about pressure ulcer prevention and accreditation. However what was particularly impressive was her ability to inspire the carers, their enthusiasm and commitment to the campaign was evident.

“I feel confident Milverton will continue to sustain the pressure ulcer prevention measures that are now in place following accreditation and congratulate them on their achievement.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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