Norfolk care home staff celebration end-of-life programme accreditation

Staff from Norfolk care homes celebrate Six Steps programme accreditation. Photo: NCHC

Staff from Norfolk care homes celebrate Six Steps programme accreditation. Photo: NCHC - Credit: NCHC

Care homes across Norfolk celebrated becoming accredited in a programme which deliver compassionate end-of-life care.

The event, held at Dereham Memorial Hall on Thursday, brought together homes who take part in the Six Steps programme, developed by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCHC).

The NCHC team equips participating care homes to put systems in place to deliver co-ordinated, compassionate end-of-life care. The programme was created to meet the needs of care home residents in our community.

Norfolk care homes celebrating at the ceremony were Broadacres, John Grooms Court, Northfields/Taylor Court, Lila's and Shula's House, Two Acres, Ivy Court, and Mary Chapman Court.

Geraldine Broderick, NCHC chairman, said: 'By working together, we are achieving kinder, more compassionate outcomes for residents, and I'm delighted that the Six Steps end-of-life care programme for care homes continues to be a success with 41 care homes in our central Norfolk community now accredited.

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'The monthly post death audit data gathered from accredited care homes demonstrates the positive impact the Six Steps programme is having on reducing hospital admissions at the end of life, resulting in more residents dying in their preferred place for care.'

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