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Winners in the Patient Safety Awards

Four Seasons Health Care win ‘Information Technology to Improve Patient Safety’ award at the 2017 Patient Safety Awards.

The winners of the 2017 Patient Safety Awards were announced on 4 July at Manchester Central, Manchester with Four Seasons Health Care taking the crown for our Quality of Life Programme. The awards were a great evening of recognition and celebration for all the organisations demonstrating improved practice and delivery in patient safety.

This year saw fierce competition for these coveted awards with over 550 submissions, of which only 170 made it to the final cut, and from those 21 deserving winners were decided by our expert panel of judges (with an additional 12 projects also receiving a high commendation in their category.) The judges were very impressed with the high standard of this year’s entries, testifying to the clear achievement Four Seasons Health Care has made in being declared a winner.

Shaun Lintern, Senior Patient Safety Correspondent, said: “The Patient Safety Awards, now in its 9th year, is an annual celebration of the NHS’s fantastic efforts to improve the quality of healthcare. The winning projects are led by dedicated teams or individuals who have made measurable differences to the care their patients receive. Our independent judges, drawn from across the health service, have chosen the very best of the best – a collection of talent that every year helps the NHS continue to be a global leader in safety.

“It’s important we remember these teams and projects have been delivered during a time of tremendous pressure when staff are having to work harder and harder while under the shadow of austerity and pay restraint. This is one of the toughest times for the NHS as patient demand and acuity continue rising and there are workforce shortages across all health sectors. In that context the success of each of the winners and shortlisted projects are that much more deserving of our thanks and recognition.”

Amanda Cunningham, Care Services Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: "We were all surprised when our name was read out. It's a fantastic achievement and great for Four Seasons to be recognised on the national stage.”

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20 Nov 2017

The residents and care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend enjoy their monthly trip to the library where they’re always greeted with refreshments of tea and cakes.

Everyone chose their favourite books which they decided were coming back to Howdon, but before they came home they settled down with a cup of tea and slice of cake discussing what they’ve read.

Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre provides support for all types of care including day care, intermediate care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.


20 Nov 2017

Congratulations go to two Care Assistants at Lydfords Care Home in Lewes, who have been commended for their care and kindness.

Maria Stefea, Home Manager, presented the Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards to Alison Palmer and Wendy Lavender.

Maria Stefea said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference to the residents they care for. Well done Alison and Wendy you should be very proud, these awards are very well deserved.”

A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

Are you looking for a care home in Lewes? Lydfords Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care and respite care.


20 Nov 2017

Although Hallgarth Care Home is on the edge of the busy Durham City Centre, it has a long private back garden, which for many years has been home to a family of squirrels. These critters provide hours of entertainment.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “The residents love sitting in our very own bar and watching nature at its best. We have bird boxes, feeders and a bird bath. These are used by a family of Blue Tits, but the real characters are the squirrels. We have a line going from tree to tree that the nut and seed feeders hang on, and the squirrels have mastered the art of walking along them commando style.

“This is the third line we’ve had to put up at the squirrels got the idea of chewing through the line so all the feeders end up on the ground, much easier for them to collect the nuts! Or they would chew through the plastic feeders so the bottom would fall out. We now give them different puzzles to challenge them before they can get the nuts. They are very entertaining to watch.”

Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


19 Nov 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team at Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick-upon-Tweed are now enjoying weekly high tea sessions, with all the trimmings.

Vanessa Pepper, Home Manager, said: “Everyone enjoys an excuse for a lovely high tea session, after all who doesn’t enjoy a lovely cup of tea, some sandwiches, cake and even a scone and jam. Everyone is welcome to come and join us.”

Are you looking for a care home in Berwick-upon-Tweed? Hillside Lodge Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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