Nursing Times Awards: Managing Long Term Conditions Award & Technology and Data in Nursing Award
The Nursing Times announced their shortlist of finalists for their upcoming annual awards in London. The Nursing Times, affectionately known as the Oscars of Nursing, are the most respected awards in the nursing and healthcare sector and offer much-deserved recognition for the innovative and excellent care that nurses at all levels provide across the UK.
There were 128 organisations that were shortlisted across the 22 categories. We at Four Seasons Health Care have the honour of being the organisation that was shortlisted in more categories than any other. With 7 finalists we can truly assert that we are changing the face of care home nursing.
Over the next few week’s we’ll be profiling the finalists of these awards, so you can find out more about our work and some of the exceptional nurse leaders in our organisation who have helped make Four Seasons Health Care the most exciting place to nurse in the UK!
The next categories we’re profiling is the ‘Managing Long Term Conditions award’ and ‘Technology and Data in Nursing award’ categories.
Managing Long Term Conditions Award & Technology and Data in Nursing Award
Our Dementia Care Framework has been recognised in a number of awards throughout 2017 including the Health Investor Awards, HSJ Value Awards and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards. We are delighted that it has now been recognised in two categories at the Nursing Times Awards.
To date 78 homes have become dementia care accredited within Four Seasons Health Care across the UK. A further 37 homes are on the accreditation journey and 53 homes have attended training days and are ready to start. By 2018, it is envisaged that 180 care homes will have become dementia framework accredited.
These exceptional outcomes would not have been possible without the education, implementation and evaluation of best practises in dementia care which have been led on the ground by our dementia lead Colin Sheeran and his dementia team.
18 Dec 2017
Residents and the care team at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham had a lovely Christmas treat as some local school children from St Teresa’s School Choir came carol singing.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed listening to the carols. Some even got up and sang along with the children, especially when Jingle Bells and Silent Night were sung. The spirit of Christmas has definitely arrived at Murdoch House.”
18 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit last week as they celebrated Christmas Jumper Day.
Everyone did their best to wear the most novelty jumper possible, and the results (as you can see by the picture) are quite outstanding.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We all thought we’d wear our best novelty jumper to raise some money to provide special experiences for the residents in our care. We all had lots of fun and I want to thank everyone who donated.”
17 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”
Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.
Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”
16 Dec 2017
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.
It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.
Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.
May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.
Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.
The headline acts included:
- Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
- Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
- Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
- Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
- Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
- Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ
Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”