Burnley care home among best in the north west
Dedicated staff at Burnley’s Bank Hall Care Home have been recognised as among the best in the country.
They were singled out for nominations at the Great British Care Awards, which honour excellence across the care sector.
Five members of the team from the luxury care home were shortlisted across separate categories of awards: the Putting People First Award, the Dementia Carer Award, the Care Home Newcomer Award, Care Home Worker Award and the Ancillary Award which recognises the work carried out be housekeepers, maintenance workers and cooks.
While the entire Bank Hall team was recognised with their nomination for The Care Home Team Award.
Ten members of staff from the Colne Road home attended the glittering awards evening in Manchester, when care home staff from across the North West region enjoyed a night of celebration.
A spokesperson for Rochcare, the group that runs Bank Hall, said: “The team had an amazing time, and thoroughly enjoyed having the chance to dress up and celebrate.
“We are incredibly proud of them.
“The awards were open to care homes right across the North West, and it was a real achievement to be among the select few to be nominated.”
Although they just missed out on a prize, being nominated is a major achievement in such a challenging year.
Their award nominations came just a few weeks after the Mayor of Burnley honoured two members of the Bank Hall Care Home team with a “Mayor’s Medal”, which acknowledges individuals who have gone above and beyond to help others.
Nigel Beeston, housekeeper at Bank Hall, and David Humphrey, responsible for maintenance at the home, were nominated for the Mayor’s Medal by the previous manager of the home Sandra Carr.
Bank Hall, on Colne Road, is a single storey residential care home for people aged 65+ and those living with dementia and age-related difficulties. Its accommodation is particularly spacious, with deluxe rooms and specialist dementia care.
It’s known for its homely, community setting, landscaped gardens and nearby woodland and wildlife.
The consistent hard work of the staff was also recognised earlier this year when the home achieved an official rating of ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The inspection in May this year saw Bank Hall praised for its safety, and the prompt response from staff to residents’ needs.
The home’s safety measures in response to the challenges posed by Coronavirus were also rated ‘good’.
Find out more about Bank Hall Care Home on their website here.