02 Jan, 2019

Acorn Court care home in Redhill, have won the Palliative Care and End of Life Team Award at the South East Care Awards (part of the Great British Care Awards).Members of the team received their award at a Gala Dinner held at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on November 3rd.


The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals and teams who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in their field of work.

Home manager, Monica Prosser said: “We have invested heavily in training for this most important of services. Traditionally end of life patient care was focussed on cancer, rather than dementia. But through our collaborative work with St Catherine’s Hospice and Brighton University, end stage dementia has now been recognised as a palliative illness. My wonderful team have won this award in recognition of their exceptional approach to care and support for people approaching this stage in their lives”.

The team were also awarded the Gold Standards Framework accreditation* this year, which ensures best practice in end of life care.

A notable element of Acorn Court’s submission for the award, is their care for relatives after bereavement.They run the Friends of Acorn group and this helps relatives – including those of ex-residents - meet others facing similar situations. There is also a monthly Sunday lunch get together arranged by the team at local pubs for those who have lost loved ones to encourage friendship groups and avoid isolation and loneliness.

Original article here: https://carebase.org.uk/homes/acorn-court-surrey/awards/

About Acorn Court Care Home

Acorn Court Care Home in Redhill, Surrey provides high quality residential, nursing and dementia care in in an environment that is furnished to an exceptionally high standard, providing much needed comfort and security in homely, spacious surroundings. Acorn Court is managed by an experienced manager who is supported by a highly skilled nursing and care team who undertake regular on-going accredited professional training to ensure that the care provided to residents is of the very highest standard. Every resident is treated as an individual at Acorn Court and activities are planned that are meaningful and promote overall health and wellbeing. Families of residents are offered unrivalled levels of support and are involved in the planning of care to ensure an individual’s holistic needs are met.

Please visit: http://carebase.org.uk/homes/acorn-court/

About Carebase

Carebase operate 13 independent private care homes offering specialist residential, nursing and dementia care services for older people throughout the South East of England East Anglia. It also owns Enable Care a company dedicated to providing rehabilitation and specialist support to those with Acquired Brain Injury and other complex neurological conditions. The Carebase vision is to improve and make a difference to the lives of those it touches through the delivery of high quality care and a deep sense of compassion.

Please visit: www.carebase.org.uk

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