The four homes have achieved Platinum accreditation with the Gold Standards Framework – recognised by a wide range of organisations such as the Care Quality Commission and the Royal College of General Practitioners, as the industry standard for care at the end of life.
• Malmesbury Lawn in Havant
• Emsworth House in Emsworth
• Fleming House in Eastleigh
• Westholme in Winchester
Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health for Hampshire County Council, said: “There is nothing more important than ensuring a person is cared for with compassion and humanity at the end of their life. In our world, we talk about supporting a person to ‘die well’, ensuring they are cared for in the way in which they and their family would prefer. The fact that four of our homes have been re-accredited with the highest level of recognition for the quality of care they provide to those at the end of life, is testament to the hard work, skill and kindness of our staff. It also reflects the excellent relationships that are built up with our residents, as well as their families.”
The County Council’s other homes are currently in the process of working towards industry best standards.