The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) supports and enables front line staff teams to provide a gold standard of care for individuals who are nearing the end-of-life. GSF improves the quality, coordination and organisation of care. This leads to better outcomes for our residents in line with their needs and preferences.
The principles of GSF are:
- The right people
- The right care
- The right place
- The right time
- Every time
To achieve accreditation all staff at Tupwood Gate need to know the GSF standards of care, whether they are a housekeeper, chef, administrator, maintenance or part of the nursing and care team.
Tupwood Gate first achieved GSF accreditation in 2011. Accreditation is reviewed every three years and this is the fourth time the team have been successful and the second time in a row that they have gained platinum, the highest level of accreditation.
Paula Deadman, Deputy Matron, said, “I am so proud of all of the team at Tupwood Gate for their hard work and commitment which has enabled us to receive GSF platinum re-accreditation.
“It is a process that allows us to support our residents and families to ensure that we provide the best possible care and respect their wishes during what is always a difficult time.
“The last 18 months have been very challenging for all so to still have achieved a Platinum award is a testament to the dedication of the team here.”