Care Awards Success
Recently, the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby hosted the regions first Care Home Awards ceremony. We are delighted and proud to announce that one service and 3 members of staff from our local care home The Anchorage walked away with a first place award.
The Haverstoe unit, a specialist dementia service within The Anchorage took the prize in the Dementia Service category, which is shared by the members of staff who work within the unit. Personal Carer Michelle Newman won in the Care Newcomer character while Night Senior Carer Chris Ward won in the Training and Staff Development section of the awards. The last award of the day went to Activity Coordinator Hayley Proctor in the Meaningful Activity category.
A special delight of the awards afternoon was Resident Mrs Joan Bacon receiving the runner's up award in the Care Home Resident Achievement category.
Manager Bev Milson said," We’re delighted to see Joan receive this award. When she first arrived she had lost a lot of the enthusiasm for life that she had been known for. However after a period of time, during which she learned how to Skype with family members who live abroad and resumed a passion for singing in our weekly sing-a-longs she has become a huge, positive presence in the home.” This change prompted Joan’s family to nominate her for the award noting “She talks now more than she has done for a long time and always seems to have a smile on her face. We are all so happy that she is happy and that’s so comforting to know.”
Voted for by members of the public, patients, care home staff and local NHS staff, these awards recognise and pay tribute to the people and organisations that make a real difference to service user's lives.
Over the last few years The Anchorage has gone from strength to strength in providing high quality care to older people who suffer with a dementia, a fact that was recognised last year when the North East Lincolnshire Commissioning Group awarded the home the Gold Standard in their Quality Framework Assessment.